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February 12th, 2013, 06:35 AM
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It sounds like you're going about it the right way. If your supply is already dropping, then gradually stepping down like you are planning should be fine. I would, after you cut it down to once a day, do that for a couple weeks, then give him a few ounces in the bottle first, then let him nurse so he won't take as much from you, which will allow your supply to drop further, then you should be able to stop without any pain.

I don't wan to sound pushy, because you absolutely need to do what's best for you, but have you considered just nursing him once a day (just because you are feeling sad about it). If you think you'll miss it, then perhaps the once a days would allow you that time with him? Or, is he simply not satisfied at any feeding anymore? (((hugs))) I know that's not easy. You've done a great job making it this far!!!! Great work, mama! Never feel any guilt about doing what you need to for you, him, and your family.
*~*~ Katie; Mommy to 3 fun-loving boys, one sweet little baby girl, and #5 on the way! *~*~

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