Catherine - posted on 04/11/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )
I am a first time mom breastfeeding my 8 1/2 month old daughter. I never produced enough breastmilk so I've had to supplement with formula since she was born. I also have to use a nipple shield to get her to latch. I'm currently only nursing her once a day in the morning, but I feel like she is barely getting any milk. It sometimes sounds like she's sucking air until the milk comes out. Up until this point I have taken away what nursing I could do slowly and at her own pace, and I feel like she is ready to wean off the breast completely. My question is not how to get my daughter to wean; it's more how do I wean my body off nursing? I was thinking of postponing the morning nursing until late morning, then to afternoon, until I can just go cold turkey. Is that a good strategy? My mom nursed me and my sister but she didn't have the problems producing milk like I had.