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Sunday, August 13, 2006

I'm Weaning my Telepathic Baby.

It's day one of the journey. Words of wisdom appreciated.
Umm, and how do I get the milk to go away? I've heard sage tea? Cabbage leaves?


  • At 9:20 AM, Blogger Anne-Marie said…

    By the time I totally weaned Sam, I was down to one feed per day and really, there was almost no more milk left there anyways...

    I do understand your struggle though - I wasn't sure I'd want to breasfeed at first; had weird issues about it. But I did and I loved it for the year that I did it. In the end, I was tired of the constant demands it had on me and my body and like you, wished to have my body back.

    It was tough for the first week - I remember every night before going to bed, saying "I didn't nurse Sam today". It was this empty realization and I didn't expect to feel sad and missing it so much... But, I stuck with it, and to tell you the truth, I think he was ready for it cause he hardly protested at all. I'm sure if he did, I would have hard a hard time saying no as well... Good luck... let us know how it goes...

  • At 9:50 PM, Blogger Tammy said…

    Oh man. I read your post on your site, Melissa. What a crafty little tike! And I think you're right: psychic forces are definitely at work here.

    I don't have any words of wisdom at all, I'm afraid, just lots of positive thoughts and crossed fingers. And as Anne-Marie said, keep us posted!

  • At 5:18 PM, Blogger landismom said…

    I'm with Anne-Marie--when my daughter weaned, it was when we were down to a once a day feeding, and she mostly just got bored, we didn't have to struggle about it. With my son, when he was six months old, I got shingles. Due to the medicine I had to take, I had to stop breastfeeding--I tried to pump (and dump--oh, how I cried at the loss of all that milk!), but my supply tapered off during that point, and we ended up having to do a lot of supplementing with formula.

  • At 9:04 PM, Blogger Melissa said…

    We were down to one feed a day too, so I'm afraid I can't offer any practical advice about drying up. I've heard antihistamines can help though. It is kind of sad at first, but then you get to buy some new bras!


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