How do I stop pumping?

Liz - posted on 11/06/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I stopped nursing at 6months and my daughter is a year old now and I am still pumping. My daughter drinks soy milk and breast milk. I have enough stored for at least 3 months. Every time I am determined to stop and I don't pump for a day -- the pain is too much to bear, so i start up again to relieve myself. what can I do to ease myself off the pump?

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Danielle - posted on 11/06/2010

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Don't try to cut your breats off cold turkey (right off), you risk infection that way and it's very painful, that being said..
Ween your breasts like you would ween your daughter. In example; let's say you normally pump every three hours. Tommorrow start pumping ever four housrs instead, do that for two days, the go to only pumping every five hours for two days, then every six hrs for two days, etc..it takes your body 48-72 hours to notice a difference in your body's demand. Hence why you change it every two days so your body can realize that you are trying to cut down your production. Hope this helps, good luck.

Tyrae - posted on 11/06/2010

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maybe try taking out pumping times. Kind of like weaning a baby, wean the pump...

Gina - posted on 11/06/2010

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cabbage leafs out the fridge are goof 2 help ease the pains the more u pump your milk will not dry up

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