Are you breastfeeding ? Thinking of weaning off pumping or breastfeeding and not sure where to begin?
The first thing I always recommend to my clients is to listen to
your body. If you have had previous history with clogged milk ducts or mastitis, than your body may be sensitive and most likely it will take you longer to wean.
Set a goal as to when you would like to be done with breast feeding
or pumping. you will need to make a plan. On average it may take 4 to 6 weeks to wean. If you are prone to clogged ducts or mastitis, than you may require more time.
Once you have set your goal, mark your calendar. Begin reducing
pumps or feeds one by one and week after week. I advise my clients to wean 1 feed and stay on that for 4 days. If you are feeling engorged than you may need to wait 7 days before reducing another feed or pump.
As you near the end or are down to 3 to 4 pumps/feeds, spread them out as evenly throughout the day.
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