can i stop breastfeeding at 7 months

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Michelle - posted on 12/30/2011

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sure you can. I stopped with both my kids at 7-8 months and yes some people said things or questioned why but I was truthful and honest. I dont like it at all. I did it for them as long as I could and gave them a best start.

Michelle - posted on 12/25/2011

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If you want to continue breastfeeding and your baby is bf exclusively now, try to start pumping now, build up some supply.
If you don't want to bf anymore than start weaning him now before you travel and it will be easier on you both.

Lyssa - posted on 12/22/2011

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wasn't sure if you were going to be a crazy mom and try to somehow save it. do you have some supply built up in case you do decide to pump so your baby won't be getting just formula?

Lyssa - posted on 12/21/2011

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it's completely up to you if you want to stop or not. if you pump while you're away you'll be fine to continue when you get home. stopping cold turkey can, as amy said, cause some issues, but usually if a mom stops cold turkey you'll just be pretty sore for a few days until your milk dries up. it's really no harm to you or your baby. 7 months is a good amount of time. i didn't make it that far with my 2 kids because they were always starving, and i worked full time. as a nurse, pumping every 2 hours was impossible. most days i was lucky to pump once or twice during a shift. and my kids are no worse for the wear! my daughter is 11 months, on solids and formula, a bottle of juice once a day, and she's perfect on her growth chart, no issuses with the formula at all. although you do have to find the right one for your baby. my daughter needed the similac sensitive, but now she's happy and healthy! so, the choice is yours. there are great breast pumps out there. there are great formulas out there. my one question is, what are you going to do with the milk you pump (if you go that route) while you're traveling?

Amy - posted on 12/21/2011

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If you're pumping while your away you will be able to breastfeed when you get home. If you're not pumping I'm not sure if you'll be able to start back up.

Amy - posted on 12/20/2011

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If you're leaving your baby for 3 weeks unless your weaning before you leave you should bring a pump to offer relief. If you don't pump and stop cold turkey you are putting yourself at risk for mastistis. You can stop but you're going to have to use formula till your little one is a year old.

Yvonne - posted on 12/20/2011

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@kimberly Wales thanks am so scared to stop but i have to travell for 3 weeks, & i dont know if i can continue when am back

Kimberly - posted on 12/20/2011

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If both you and baby are ready to stop then go for it. Yes everyone says to go til 2 but if you dont want to then 7 months is a good effort

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