My left breast is faring much worse than my right. It is currently as big as the earth, with my nipple leaking like an active volcano.
So I had to hook up the pump again for some additional relief. I would say that reducing to one feed per day is not going smoothly so far.
Man… I’m beginning to think that there should be classes offered on weaning in addition to classes for breastfeeding. Or maybe people should just talk about this more so it isn’t so damn confusing and hard for first-timers.
Or maybe it should be part of some glorious lactation package where you get a dedicated consultant that you meet with a bunch when the baby is first born, every month or two the entire time you are breastfeeding, and then a bunch when you’re weaning. Some expert support would be helpful!
If I had someone like that in my life, I could leave my poor mother alone and stop texting her questions like, “what happens to milk that doesn’t come out? where does it go? does my body reabsorb it?” and random texts like, “my poor left boob” or “wow… women’s bodies are neato”.
P.S. my “poor left boob” is recovering nicely after a quick 1 oz pumping session. How can so very little milk cause so very much discomfort? …maybe I should text my mom to ask.