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Thinking of weaning and feeling guilty

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May 8th, 2014, 05:08 PM
Join Date: Oct 2013
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So a little background about me. I had breast reduction surgery at 16 and am now 24 (they grew back even bigger BTW). My
​son was born in Dec. of this year and was totally healthy. From the get go we had issues with BFing, he has a VERY strong suck, couldn't latch well and was hungry all the time (and I was in pain)
​at about 1.5 months I decided to pump exclusively and we were both much happier.

​As time went on I dropped my nighttime pump session mainly b/c I was exhausted and got mastitis when he was about 3 months.
​Since then my supply has plateaued and then began slowly decreasing. He is a very busy baby and wants my attention all the time so it's a struggle to even get one pumping session in while my husband is at work, as I have no family near to help. Ive tried all the pills drink TONS of water, Gatorade, coconut water and nothing seems to help. I don't make enough to freeze and store, so I'm still kind of attached to the pump all the time and lately have been needing to give him formula several times a day.
​He's 5 months now and is starting solids and eats a TON. Anyways I'm thinking about weaning him at 6 months just b/c it seems as if my milk is drying up anyways. But I feel extremely guilty about it... Sorry for the long ramble!

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