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Will Weaning Make Me More Fertile
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
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
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
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