so my son is almost 1 on 10/12/09, i have pumped exclus. since he was 3months. over time bringing in formula due to supply dropping w/ work and busy sched. so missing or cutting back on pump sessions. i stopped pumping over a week ago but this morning was wondering if it is bad for me to not get some of the left over milk out? i pumped because my breast have been SLIGHTLY tender. i got like 1-2 oz. my supply was so low when i stopped last week, it literally took 2 or 3 days to get 1 or 2 6 oz bottles. i have not had any leaking issues since i stopped at all either. so is it okay to just stop, or should i try to empty out aftwr a few days? i am concerned if i try to empty out it isd just going to make me keep producing milk, and i am not in any real pain, just want to know if leaving the milk has any bad effects on my body? thanks for any info. this is a great forum!! helped me soooo much when ryder was born! on everyday and learned so much that helped me to continue on as long as i did! thank you!
i don't think you can do anything "wrong" or harmful at this point. Just do what feels right. With my first, I weaned rather suddenly after I got sick and couldn't pump because I felt so horrible. I was going to stop anyways because I went back to grad school and worked FT. Almost 2 weeks later, I felt like I HAD to pump. I got 5 oz, and never felt the need again.
With my second, I weaned more gradually and never felt the need to pump again.
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