Karen - posted on 11/27/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
My son is 6.5months old. He has been exclusively breastfed to this point (aside from a few solids of course). Unfortunately, now I have to wean him because I need to be on a medication that is Not recommended for nursing mothers. I'm not very happy about it, but I don't really have a choice. I can't very well take good care of my son if I allow my health to decline. The docs are giving me 2 weeks to wean him. Any advice on this? I know to pump less and to mix formula with the expressed milk so he can get used to it. But any advice for the pain of feeling full? How long will it take to stop lactating? How on Earth do you deal with it emotionally? I'm devastated that I can't nurse him anymore, I was hoping for at least a year. Any advice or words of encouragement are welcome.