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Weaning from breastfeeding Klem +2 2 kids; Pawling, New York 5141 posts
16th Jul '13

How did you go about doing this?

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 25063 posts
status 16th Jul '13

I dunno, haha I plan in self weaning to avoid the hassle




Don't be a weaner! Lol get it? Lolzzzzz

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
16th Jul '13

I'm just waiting for them to be done.. :)

Klem +2 2 kids; Pawling, New York 5141 posts
16th Jul '13

I was hoping to have him self wean. But I have eczema on my breast. It started around December and has been getting worse and worse. It oozes, and hurts. I refuse to use the medicine they gave me until he stops breastfeeding.
As much as I love it, and really hate to do this I think have to for myself.
He is very atatched to the breast. I tried not giving it to him Sunday afternoon, and by 5PM I gave in because he kept asking for it.
He doesn't breastfeed during the day mon-friday because he is in daycare. You would think it would be easy, but when he is with me its all he wants.

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 25063 posts
status 16th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Klem +2:</b>" I was hoping to have him self wean. But I have eczema on my breast. It started around December and has ... [snip!] ... during the day mon-friday because he is in daycare. You would think it would be easy, but when he is with me its all he wants."</blockquote>



Poor babe, how old is he? I have no advice but I totally understand why you'd need to wean. That sounds awful

Klem +2 2 kids; Pawling, New York 5141 posts
16th Jul '13

He is 13.5 months

MagicMilk. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 2306 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting Klem +2:" I was hoping to have him self wean. But I have eczema on my breast. It started around December and has ... [snip!] ... during the day mon-friday because he is in daycare. You would think it would be easy, but when he is with me its all he wants."


I get given a steroid cream for my eczema. If he goes to daycare, could you put it on while he's there and walk around braless? I would think by the time he came home,it would be time to reapply and since you don't want to be on it while he is nursing, just not reapply? Might take longer for it to go but it could help.

Klem +2 2 kids; Pawling, New York 5141 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting Alice.:" I get given a steroid cream for my eczema. If he goes to daycare, could you put it on while he's there ... [snip!] ... and since you don't want to be on it while he is nursing, just not reapply? Might take longer for it to go but it could help."


What steroid cream do you have? I am scared to use it, lol, because I just don't know 100% that it is safe for him.

MagicMilk. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 2306 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting Klem +2:" What steroid cream do you have? I am scared to use it, lol, because I just don't know 100% that it is safe for him."


Mine was called Fucibet and I just remembered that it is an antibiotic cream too. I don't know if you'll have it in the US, but the combination of antibiotic and steroid worked wonders for me, I applied it twice a day for a week and it went. I haven't actually had any eczema since and this was about 4 years ago now!



http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/skin-and-hair/medicines/fucibet-cream.html