I started teaching Luke to take water/juice from a sippy cup at 10 months to get ready to wean by 12. He never took a bottle ever. I was ready to quit by then, but I knew he wasn't quite ready to give it up. We actually quit nursing at bedtime first. Luke was actually 13 months old. We had only been nursing before naps and bedtime as part of the routine. I had my hubby do the whole bedtime routine that night, Luke cried for about 5-10 min when he realized I wasn't going to nurse him before bed, but then he was over it and it only took one day. Then I waited a few more days to x nursing before naps and that only took a day too. Every baby is different though, it may take a week or it may take a few. Just be consistent. Good Luck!
Cabbage leaves help with engorgement (just stuff them in your bra - but remember to change them pretty often, otherwise they'll get pretty stinky). Bags of frozen peas are good, too. Sudafed is supposed to help dry you up, too.
If you mean to stop your discomfort, I would recomend getting (if you don't have) a small hand pump and when you're too full and getting uncomfortable, pump just enough to relive the pressure, you should dry up fairly quickly that way without being in misery. It seemed to work for me.
I used cabbage leaves too. They were wonderful after they were in the fridge. I used those for one or two days and then pumped just to get the edge off just once and was fine after that.
My bff also recommended cabbage leaves. She said to keep it in the refer and peel a couple big leaves at a time. It sounds kinda weird, but why not? Personally, I would try anything within reason that doesn't include chemicals! Good luck, Elaine
it was the most painful 3 days of my life, then it was over. Rest, Tylenol and a tight sports bra.
It only took about 2-3 days and then I was fine. Hang in there!
sudafed, or however you spell it. You can take two pills a day, dries you up quite nicely.
I just started yesterday, since the doctor finally gave me the go-ahead to stop pumping. So, thanks for all the extra advice!
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