Breast Feeding ..... HELP!!!


Hello, I have a question for anyone who can help me out. I will taking a pre-entrance nursing exam (LPN) on tues the 27th. I have a 4 month old who I am breast feeding . How do I get her off the breast? I tried pumping, I don't know what else to do. If I dont take this exam I lose out on my scholarship can some one plese help me??????:o

babynurselsa, RN

1,129 Posts

Specializes in ER, NICU, NSY and some other stuff. Has 12 years experience.

Are you set on weaning?

Otherwise is pumping an option to you?

Are you talking about for school as a whole or just the exam?


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Are you set on weaning?

Otherwise is pumping an option to you?

Are you talking about for school as a whole or just the exam?

I am talking about both school and the exam. I've tried pumping. What else to do???????????????????????????:uhoh3:


47 Posts

Specializes in Range of paediatric specialties. Has 27 years experience.

I managed to study, (post grad) and work3x 8 hr shift work in NICU, and breast feed . It is possible but only if that's what you want to do. I expressed ( pumped) one breast first feed in the morning, at the same time as feeding the other side to my babies. I gave the EBM feed in a bottle to the day care facility on day shifts (or varsity day care on study days), or my husband on nights shifts . I'd express (pump) mid shift when at work. If necessary- only happened twice - husband would bring baby to me at the hospital in the middle of the night (or evening if afternoon shift) if he couldn't settle him- for a 15min feed. Both babies breast fed til 18months. Once solids started at 6months less of a problem to have to express exclusively. Was a commitment on my part and its not for everyone, the bottom line is healthy baby/ healthy mum, so go with what you can manage and how ever you get there it's all good . Parenting is not a competition. I guess if I hadn't had a hang up about being a working and studying mother, I wouldn't have had to "prove" I could also be a breastfeeding mum . Go well


127 Posts

Specializes in Cath Lab/Critical Care. Has 9 years experience.

I also pumped/expressed whenever possible and stuck it in the freezer for use when I couldn't get home to feed. I was lucky, my house was a few blocks from my university, so I could run home to feed baby, my MIL would bring baby to school sometimes, and other times she was at the daycare on campus. Maybe you could pump enough to bottle feed her the breast milk while you are at exam, and then figure out where to go from there? I mean, if you aren't starting school right away, you have time to wean baby slowly, if that is what you want to do...good luck with your exam!

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