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Dropping BF altogether after going down to once a day

Discussion in 'Parenting' started by Coolgiraffe, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Coolgiraffe

    Coolgiraffe Occasional commenter

    I think I'm ready to drop it altogether now baby is 6 months but I'm worried about mastitis / pain etc.
    Will this affect me if baby is only bf for about 5-10 mins once a day?
    how do I stop without problems?
    Baby CG isn't bothered as she still has a full formula top up after this morning feed anyway so she isn't getting much from me, it's just a comfort thing really.
    I'm going on holiday in a couple of weeks, will I be ok to stop now?
  2. Coolgiraffe

    Coolgiraffe Occasional commenter

    Thanks for advice so far, I never did produce enough milk for her as she has always had a formula top up. I offered her breastmilk before every feed until 3 months, then just before 1st morning feed and before teatime feed until 4 months, then between 4 and 6 months she's just had a little of my milk 1st thing in a morning but still downed a 7oz bottle.
    I'm a little apprehensive about losing the 'closeness' of bf once a day but deep down I know she doesn't really bother about it, she fusses loads during bf anyway.
    I have a health problem which won't start to resolve whilst bf so I'm keeping in mind it's for me too.
    hmmmm, the guilt returns!!!
  3. Don't feel guilty. I know it's easier said than done but you have given her a great start. Mine was a fuss pot when it came to feeding too. You can still have cuddles and story at the time when you would normally feed her to keep the closeness.
    I have to say, I loved stopping, I could wear propper bras again and not worry if I drank too much.
    Hope it goes well and your health problem is soon sorted x

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