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I am manning to breast feed for 6 months, how do I stop after breast feeding?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Three 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) some also use baby to soften a tense breast but follow with a bottle.This tells the breast to slow production.

In brief: Three 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) some also use baby to soften a tense breast but follow with a bottle.This tells the breast to slow production.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Weaning

The la leche league can give you specific instructions as to how to wean your child from breast feeding.

In brief: Weaning

The la leche league can give you specific instructions as to how to wean your child from breast feeding.
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