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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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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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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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How can I wean my 15-month old? She is so attached to to breast.

How can I wean my 15-month old? She is so attached to to breast.

400 characters...: ...is not enough space to teach parents how to instill discipline into their lives. One key, is to separate sleeping from feeding. Teach your child to fall asleep alone in the crib, not while nursing or snuggling. Then when you start weaning at least it won't disrupt her or your sleep. ...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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I've always had small breasts but now after weaning my son, they've become almost non existent! Is this a permanent change? I'm embarrassed almost.

I've always had small breasts but now after weaning my son, they've become almost non existent! Is this a permanent change? I'm embarrassed almost.

Post breast feeding: Unfortunately, in your circumstance, the post breast feeding involution has taken up most of the fat in the breast and left minimal glandular tissue. This may be a permanent change unless another pregnancy is in the offing with partial breast fat restoration. At age 37, the pre teen "tissues in the bra" trick is passe', but a good plastic surgeon can help immensely. ...Read more