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Old 03-06-2009, 05:54 AM   #1
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Didn't BF at all yesterday, trying to wean LO

I am going to be a surrogate mom and needed to wean LO. (I was ready too) and I didn't BF at all yesterday, My boobs hurt! Im having mixed feelings about this, I thought I was sooo ready to do this and now I am missing it, weird it's just been one day.

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Old 03-06-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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Re: Didn't BF at all yesterday, trying to wean LO

How old is your LO?
Can you pump to at least relieve the pressure, reduce your risk of getting mastitis or clogged ducts?
Cold turkey is hard mama:hugs good luck and hope everything goes well!
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:23 AM   #3
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Re: Didn't BF at all yesterday, trying to wean LO

I sold my pump b/c he never took a bottle...I might just hand express in the shower. Is there a way to dry up without getting engorged?
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Re: Didn't BF at all yesterday, trying to wean LO

I have heard antihistamines can help dry you up. Also you may want to try cold cabbage leaves in your bra to help.
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Thanks! I am also trying parsley tea...I heard that helps too!
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Re: Didn't BF at all yesterday, trying to wean LO

Cold cabbage leaves in the bra will help with the engorgement...I know it sounds weird, but it works.
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You can also take sudafed-it is a drying agent. Good luck
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It's done...he is all weaned and I have no more milk, engorgement down and it's over. I feel bittersweet, a bit depressed...but glad to have a bit of freedom, you know?
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