Samantha - posted on 04/25/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I've stopped breastfeeding for many reasons, but mainly because my daughter acts like she doesn't want to do it anymore. I weaned her down to once a day, and now she doesn't even want that feeding. I am just wondering how all of this works. My breasts are full and lumpy and they hurt. What do you recommend I do to prevent infections and alleviate some of the pain. I really really really don't want to get mastitis, but I also don't want to pump and prolong the drying out process. A hot shower did nothing. I've also tried massage and a heating pad with some success, but I guess I'm just wanting to know also how long this process takes and what to expect with it. What has been your experience??