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Should I be worried that my breasts started hurting after I weaned my child?

Should I be worried that my breasts started hurting after I weaned my child?

Not really: Because they are not being drained regularly, breasts will be tender/sore for a few days to a week or so after you wean. Use cabbage leaves to help promote the dry up process. If they continue to be sore 2+ weeks after, talk to a lactation consultant and/or your doctor. Plugged ducts or mastitis would be the concern. ...Read more

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Will my breast shrink and be less firm after I wean my child?

Will my breast shrink and be less firm after I wean my child?

No: For most women this is not a major problem. Remember by nursing your baby you are doing something to make your baby healthier....And you....Women who nurse lower their risk for breast cancer. ...Read more

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How can I wean my child off of breast feeding?

How can I wean my child off of breast feeding?

3 basic approaches: The cold turkey plan is obvious, you substitute formula, bind yourself & everybody cries for days but it passes ( i don't recommend it) gradual: substitute one feeding/day & increase until every other then off. Baby breast pump: allow baby to feed & get you soft as you start each breast but switch to a bottle to finish. Any combination u can tolerate can work if you stick with it. ...Read more

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Is it normal for nipple tender and blue veins in breast after just starting pill and weaning child 2 months go?

Is it normal for nipple tender and blue veins in breast after just starting pill and weaning child 2 months go?

Yes it may be: Yes it may be normal but can not say for sure, so i will suggest have it checked i'd soreness in nipple persists. ...Read more

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When should I wean my baby off the breast?

When should I wean my baby off the breast?

Lenght of breastfeed: American academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for one year or longer because of numerous benefits to both mother and infant. However i recommend 18-24 months of breastfeeding. Extended breastfeeding benefits the infant's immune system and the central nervous system development. Most experts believe that the brain development may be related to bonding that results from social interaction. ...Read more

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Have a strange sensation in right breast that comes and goes . Could it be from weaning ? Why only on 1 breast if from weaning .Normal recent u/s

Have a strange sensation in right breast that comes and goes . Could it be from weaning ? Why only on 1 breast if from weaning .Normal recent u/s

Asymmetry is common: After having weaned from breastfeeding, the milk making machinery needs to shut down, and it doesn't always go smoothly. Some sharp pains, swelling, and aching can be normal for weeks to months. It's normal for one breast to have more pain than the other. If it persists for more than 2-3 months, i'd see a breast doctor. A normal ultrasound is very reassuring that you don't have a cyst/mass. ...Read more

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Should I wean slowly off of breast milk?

Should I wean slowly off of breast milk?

Mileage may vary: Depends on the child's eagerness to embrace other foods, and on your ability to continue nursing. Stopping abruptly is mainly harmless, and some children do it on their own when they are able to express preferences. For others, slow weaning may be easier. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time do your breasts stay engorged after weaning?

About 2 to 4 weeks: You can shorten that time by using a good breast binder which will suppress milk production sooner. ...Read more