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September 22nd, 2009, 05:16 PM
LadyBugMommyof1's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I have decided that what's best for DD & me is to wean her so that I can go on the new meds for my medical problem.

I decided that first thing to do was cut out pumping (work or home) and to make sure she gets at least one bottle of formula a day (2-6oz). I am doing the weening somewhat slowly & hope to be done in 2-4 weeks, possibly sooner.

I feel both sadness & relief now that I've made my decision. It's a phase of her life that I'll never have back...BUT I know she deserves a mama who can sit, drive, get on the floor, etc.

Once she's no longer nursing at all, she will get a bottle of stored breastmilk daily until we run out (2.5oz to 5oz per stored bottle... So with what's in the freezer, she will have 30ish days more of mommy-milk part-time). If we finish weaning in the next 2 weeks, then she will likely make it to close to 7 months old with mommy-milk at least part-time.

As for the formula, she fights taking it, then chugs it down like a champ. Her gas is outrageous & we are still working on finding the best fit formula for her.
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September 23rd, 2009, 01:37 AM
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GL I hope the transition is easy for both of you. KUP on the progress!
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September 23rd, 2009, 12:19 PM
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glad you finaqlly managed to come up with a solution. i really hope the weaning process goes smoothly.
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September 23rd, 2009, 04:05 PM
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I'm glad you were able to make a decision - however bittersweet. You are such an awesome mom for going through so much for her. It's great that you are able to do it gradually and that she will have mommy milk for awhile yet.

Please KUP on how you're doing. I really hope the medicine takes away all pain for you. ((hugs))
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September 24th, 2009, 11:02 AM
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Good luck! I hope everything goes well with the medication. My son had terrible gas - and still does - because he cannot digest milk proteins. When we supplemented, we had to use Nutrimigen the hypoallergic formula because those proteins are broken down in it. Soy proteins are similar to milk proteins, so those didn't work for us.
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