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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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My sex drive is in overdrive after weaning baby from breast to bottle?

My sex drive is in overdrive after weaning baby from breast to bottle?

Yes, it can be: As you know pregnancy, giving birth and breastfeeding cause a lot of changes in a relatively short amount of time. Weaning does a lot to women both physically and emotionally. Best wishes to you and your baby. ...Read more

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How do I wean my baby from the breast? I want to stop breastfeeding soon.

How do I wean my baby from the breast?  I want to stop breastfeeding soon.

Two basic plans: Cold turkey: bind yourself & send baby to others to bottle feed until they will for you.(painful & frustrating for both but some do ok.) gradual: drop a feeding every day or two, using bottle instead. At some point body drops supply & you can accelerate coming off. (less pain). ...Read more

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Where does the existing milk go when a baby is quickly weaned from the mother's breasts?

Where does the existing milk go when a baby is quickly weaned from the mother's breasts?

On demand: Breast milk is produced on demand by the baby's sucking. You can decrease breast milk production wearing s tight bra and avoiding tactile stimulation of the nipple. ...Read more

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I10 days ago, i weaned my baby from breastfeeding. One breast seem to of gone back to normal while the other is still engorged and painful. Why?

I10 days ago, i weaned my baby from breastfeeding. One breast seem to of gone back to normal while the other is still engorged and painful. Why?

Plugged milk duct: You may have developed a plugged milk duct, which can happen if you are not emptying out the breast during the weaning process. That backed up milk can then lead to mastitis, an infection of the breast. Start warm packs, some gentle massage, and see OB tomorrow as you may need antibiotics for this before it gets you really sick. ...Read more

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Will weaning baby off the breast increase risk of weight gain if I have hashi's and hypo from it? Till now I have lost all my baby weight but scared

Will weaning baby off the breast increase risk of weight gain if I have hashi's and hypo from it?  Till now I have lost all my baby weight but scared

Depends on eating: One has to eat a lot less after stopping breastfeeding. Breast milk is about 20 calories per ounce (not even counting the calories needed to produce the milk). So, if a baby was drinking 24 ounces of breast milk a day, the mom would have to cut her intake by at least 480 calories a day (20 calories x 24 ounces = 480 calories). ...Read more

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I feed my baby "breast feeding" 14 months. I'm 26 housewife , always beside my baby. My breast look like old one, dose in became normal after weaning?

I feed my baby "breast feeding" 14 months. I'm 26 housewife , always beside my baby. My breast look like old one, dose in became normal after weaning?

Breast reverse aging: Unfortunately, after breast feeding, the breast tissues and ligaments do not suddenly find the "fountain of youth" and elevate from their "sagging" condition. Breast rejuvenation only occurs at the hands of plastic surgeons after you have completed all birthing and breastfeeding activities. ...Read more

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Weaning baby off breastfeeding, and breasts are feeling swollen in areas/tender. Have not fed/pumped in 48 hours. Do I need to pump or will it decease?

Weaning baby off breastfeeding, and breasts are feeling swollen in areas/tender. Have not fed/pumped in 48 hours. Do I need to pump or will it decease?

Several choices: I have had some moms cold turkey(put baby on a bottle & bind with a pre-pregnancy 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 & interrupt 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 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

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What is the best way for breast weaning?

What is the best way for breast weaning?

Slowly: You should eliminate one feed at a time - over the course of several days. This allows your body to adjust to the decreased demand, and allows your baby to adjust to less nursing time/. ...Read more