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Breastfeeding Magazine

What Do I Do with My Breast Milk?


by JoLisa Gilmore
(New Braunfels, Tx Comal )

How to Wean

How to Wean

Visitor Question:

I have almost stopped giving my daughter breast milk. She is on whole milk. What do I have to do for my milk to stop coming in? Med, Shot or on its own. Help me please.

Breastfeeding Magazine Response:

If your daughter is ready for whole milk, we will assume that she has been breastfeeding for a while.

The more gradually that you wean her, the easier it will be on your body and her!

You don’t have to have any medication or shots. Your milk will just dry up on its own.

It may take a little while, but don’t pump…just let it dry up. Take a pain reliever if you are uncomfortable, but that should not last more than a week.

For more information, check out our How to Stop Breastfeeding Page.

Good luck!

For our other visitors: Anyone else have tips or comments on weaning?

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