I am not breastfeeding and my babies are a few days old. How long will it take for the milk to dry up? I know everybody is different, but an around about timeframe is good for me. My milk just came in and boy does it hurt! I'm going to try the cabbage leaf thing (that's what my doctor suggested) and if anybody has any other tricks that will help relieve the pain, by all means, I'm open to suggestions! Thanks a million!
Answer by caitxrawks at 9:56 PM on Jan. 9, 2009
My Dr. told me when I quit, to put a tight sports bra or ace bandage on them to compress "the girls"! Don't let hubby touch em a month and don't let the shower just spray down on them, just let the water run over your shoulders and rinse them that way. He says it takes about a month to fully dry up.
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Answer by calliesmommie at 7:10 PM on Jan. 9, 2009
The pain is God's way of reminding you what you should be feeding babies. Why not pump and feed babies that or even donate it to those that need that golden miracle juice? There is even a milk share group here on cafemom. You may be able to help a fellow mother from down the road. Think about it because there are a million reasons to breastfeed and only a very few not to, hence formula being a medical intervention.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:41 PM on Jan. 9, 2009