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kd40

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Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 6:25am

Stopping advice please

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I plan to have stopped breast feeding by the end of April (was originally end of Feb, but I didn't want to stop) as I am going away for a few days with chics and don't want to have to express etc.

Now he is on solids he's having less breast milk anyway and has up to two bottles a day. He currrently has formula and lunch time and at about 6 when DH comes home. He wakes about twice a night for feeding. Should I be giving formula at different times to help me reduce down more?

I was originally ready to stop at 2 months but have been really pleased I have kept going, but now feel is the right time to reduce/end - especially as he's got teeth!
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Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 7:01pm

Hey

Thanks for posting in my thread!

I don't really know hun, but just thought I'd let you know what my DS has done with her little man. I think she started giving formula at night and then introducing more in the day over a period of a couple of weeks. I think this eased the pain of stopping for her too and she said it wasn't too bad when she finally stopped. *Think* her little man goes through the night now but he is 11 months so quite a bit older.

She said she has been expressing a tiny amount just to keep herself comfortable.

Feels funny thinking about stopping doesn't it. My LO is a bit younger than yours but they grow up and change so fast don't they?!

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Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 7:02pm

Hey

Thanks for posting in my thread!

I don't really know hun, but just thought I'd let you know what my DS has done with her little man. I think she started giving formula at night and then introducing more in the day over a period of a couple of weeks. I think this eased the pain of stopping for her too and she said it wasn't too bad when she finally stopped. *Think* her little man goes through the night now but he is 11 months so quite a bit older.

She said she has been expressing a tiny amount just to keep herself comfortable.

Feels funny thinking about stopping doesn't it. My LO is a bit younger than yours but they grow up and change so fast don't they?!

xx






Me - 39 AMH 1.79, DH - 43
TTC since 04/06
6 x TX to date, inc 2 DIVF in Barcelona

One early loss, 04/09
Freya Grace arrived on 6/11/10 - Perfect at 6lb and 1/2 oz

Amazing natural :BFP: on 12/02/12
Poppy Ann arrived on 13/10/12 - Born at home weighing 6lb 12oz

We got there in the end! happydance

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Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 9:50pm

Hi Kd,
Firstly, well done for b/f for 6 months - what a great start you've given your baby.
You say your lo is taking 2 formula feeds a day now. How many b/f is he still having in 24hrs?
The best way to stop without having problems with engorgement is to replace one b/f a day with formula, then do the same with another a few days later, and keep going this way until you've stopped b/f altogether. I take it the 2 feeds he has during the night are b/f - might be an idea to change one of those first, as night time feeds stimulate milk supply more than the daytime ones.
Hope this helps.

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Thursday, March 17th 2011, 2:36am

Hi Chris

Yes - all his night feeds are BF, I think during the day now he has tiny top ups but doesn't really feed from me much in the day. I know I want to give up - but will miss the closeness and ease of it. Also worried about putting on wieght when I stop (which I keep telling DH is my selfish reason to keep going). I did think of trying him on formula when he got up at 2am tonight but then changed my mind 0 Don;'t think I'm helping myself!

DOesn't help when at my mums yesterday he was having a BF and she said - oh I thougth you'd given up (one of the well meaning people who said I should give him more bottle from the start) and then DH keeps saying - well it's good to cut down (he also would have had me quit earlier although he denies this!!) sorry little rant over.

Gracie - you're right they grow up so fast - can't believe he's six months already he's rolling over and babbling away to hisself - he keeps saying something like dada - which is all we say to him to try and teach him it - but DH claims we can't count it as his first word yet! It does feel odd stopping as I was so worried I wouldn't be able to do it in the first place.
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