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10/11/2013 at 01:06
I've been weaning S off BF for past few weeks so last week he was down to one feed fron each side a day. I fed him last Thursday in the night. My boobs are ao full and uncomfortable now! They leaked a lot in the bath yesterday so I didn't want to express anything off as well but how much can I pump off without stimulating supply? I've had mastitis 3 x with him so don't want that again,
Any tips gratefully received!
10/11/2013 at 07:33
I just used To express off enough to make me comfortable. A couple of ounces maybe. But I went completely cold turkey as Isla was biting me. I did this every other day for about a week and after that they were fine x
10/11/2013 at 07:55
I stopped bf a few weeks ago, we were down to one feed a day and had been for a good couple of months so I didn't feel like my boobs were going to get massively full. I think it was about a week of feeling quite full and sore, and probably 2weeks till they felt normal, but I'm pregnant anyway so I think they're doing pregnancy growing at the same time as non-bf shrinking and overall are the same. I hope you feel a bit more comfy soon.
10/11/2013 at 10:38
Thanks both. Holding him is so painful as it squashes them!
10/11/2013 at 13:59
I expressed a tiny amount from each side when i was stopping. Literally 1oz each side. I only had to do it once then the supply went right down x
10/11/2013 at 22:57
With my daughter it was so painful when I stopped, and I heard that putting a cool savoy/green cabbage leaf inside your bra can help with the soreness - it did work, something to do with the chemicals within the leaves apparently.
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