1. Start by eliminating a feed a day. I started with the after lunch snack, then lunch, then dinner, night snack, then breakfast. Give your child a bottle or sippy cup with whatever breast milk alternative you feel comfortable with.
2. Don’t be confusing. When you sit down to both nurse keep on to work out so in your ordinary place. This will help your baby feel comfortable and secure. Do not give your child a sippy cup alternative in your typical nursing place. This is confusing and will result in crying, frantic rooting, and you feeling like a heel.
I found that sitting down with my son facing out (his back to my stomach) worked really well.
3. Stay Comfortable. Feel your breasts as you eliminate feedings. If they feel very full, leaky, or hard then you might need to pump or express some milk. Don’t pump so much you trigger let down. This will keep your milk supply going, which isn’t what you want.
One thing I started doing was a breast massage. I would get hard lumps in my breasts where the milk was in the ducts. I would gently massage the lumps in the shower until they softened up and dissipated. Generally my breasts were sore for about three weeks.