Kristi - posted on 01/30/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have asked this type of question before, but I have since made a decision so I require different answers now :)
I have MS so I have to go back on my meds at the end of March. I can't breastfeed and be on the meds at the same time, and I need to be back on meds for my health. My son was born November 11, 2008 and we are exclusively breastfeeding right now. He takes both breast and bottle with few issues (although lately he wants only the breast, little booger). I have been pumping extra milk in an effort to allow my husband to feed our son more breast milk when I go back on meds and go back to work at the end of March. I think I will have about enough milk to have my son get another month or so on breast milk!
So, since I have breast milk for my son for an extra month, I don't want to wean him off the breast milk before the end of March, so my husband can just keep on going ... but what about me??? EEK ... now I am worried that I will get engorged and be in a ridiculous amount of pain when I stop breast feeding, because it will pretty much be cold turkey.
Here's the ideas that I have gotten thus far:
- pump just for comfort, and you will eventually stop producing
- use cold cabbage leaves in the bra for comfort
So ... any other ideas????
Thanks in advance!