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How Do I Wean Off Amytryptiline
Amitriptyline: The proper way of weaning off depends upon the dose. If you are taking a full anti-depressant dose of Amitriptyline (200-300 mg), then reduce by 50 mg every week. If you are just using it either to sleep or for relief of nerve pain, cut down by 10 mg a week. You will not get a specific withdrawal syndrome when you stop; you are more likely just to experience a possible recurrence of prior symptoms. ...Read more
Whatever works: Most breastfeeding moms find that making a plan of cutting down one breastfeeding session each week or two until you are left with the one feeding that seems to be most important for the baby's overall day/well-being works best. Cut out this feeding last. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several choices: I have had some moms cold turkey (put baby on a bottle and bind with a prepregnancy bra)& everybody in the house is miserable but a week or so later its done, I don't advise this. Some will start each feed and interupt baby after 3-5 minutes per breast (take off enough to feel soft) switch then bottle till full. Some will drop one feed every few days. All seem to work, the sweat equity is what varies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Three typical approaches: cold turkey, you just stop, bind yourself & you & baby are miserable for a week. Substitution, you drop 1-2 feeds every other day or so, supply slows, you wean in a couple weeks. Short feed, you use baby to start flow until soft but interrupt baby & supplement every feed. This slows milk production & the wean is more comfortable but may take 2 or more wks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Joint decision: The nutrition & nurturing benefits of breast feeding are well accepted, with some drop off in the nutrition aspect after kids are well into solids @ 8m.The nurturing aspect varies with the kid. If baby makes short work of the feed, 10min/side & wiggles to get down they are showing they don't value the nurturing as much as others. These kids can be weaned as you desire. Those that linger need longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below.: You should be able to just stop. If not, you have a sugar addiction. Start by drinking LOTS more water (plain water, no additives or other junk like that). If you don't like water, you need to work on developing the taste for it. Also substitute soda with juice (1-2 glasses/day of real juice with nothing added except water meaning NO sugar). Tea is also good to deal with cravings (no sugar). ...Read more
No: Not necessarily. While your milk will naturally decrease, and your baby will find nutrition in other places, he/she may continue to suckle because of the comfort and closeness to you during the nursing process. By offering an alternative to your baby, and minimizing access to your breast will help the weaning process more so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This depends some on the dynamic the two of you have going. Some kids need more nurturing than others so try to recognise ques on time to change. Some are so interested in exploring when they begin walking that you find yourself chaseing them down to feed--time to transition. If baby seeks you out for feeds, enjoy it (for breast) but put water in bottles >1yr. They will toss it & accept a sippycup. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"wean" is right: Most medications have some effects when they are discontinued, especially if they are done suddenly. Benzodiazepines, seizure medications (used in psychiatry as mood stabilizers), certain blood pressure medications (used in children who have adhd and behavioral and sleep issues, and some adults with anxiety and panic), and some antidepressants, all nead careful withdrawal. Your dr. Can guide you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look into reason: Breast feeding is more than nutrition. Some babies will look forward to "nurture time" more than others & it may what they don't want to lose. If baby is up chaseing you down to feed, lingering after 15m/side & hard to put down after feeds, they may be nurture needy. Dad can help you drop some feeds (bottling) while trying to maintain nurture time. You can offer nurture time apart from feeds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the age: If a baby is old enough to sip from a cup, he can drink his milk or water from a regular cup (with help) or from a sippy cup that has a lid. At this age (usually 20-24 months), the parent can have one talk with the child about the bottles going "bye-bye", and make all the bottles in the home disappear overnight. The important thing is to judge when the baby is truly able to drink from a cup. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Now.: When weaning to whole milk, this is the time to wean completely off the bottle and switch to a cup. ...Read more
Gradually or at once: After a baby is 12 months of age, and is eating a variety of baby foods, he can be weaned off formula and start whole cow milk. The weaning can be gradual over a week, in which more and more cow milk is mixed into the liquid formula each day. By the end of the week, the baby's drink will be mostly or all cow milk. Or one can wean suddenly, by making the formula disappear and just offering milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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