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How can I stop breastfeeding?

stop my milk from leaking or drying it out....

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:13 AM on Jun. 24, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Drop one feeding per week till gone. Your body will reduce it.

    No breast binding...it's an invitation to mastitis.

    Cabbage leaves in your bra can speed the process up. So can sage, taken in any form. Mint also has drying properties.

    There is also a "no More Milk" tea available at health food stores.

    Do be certain that this is what you want. Be aware that the only thing weaning changes is that you'r eno longer breastfeeding. Not sleeping continues. Clinginess continues. All the baby behaviors that drive us nuts...continue past weaning.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:20 AM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • The World Health Organization, operating without the influences of the dairy, formula and porn industries (unlike American doctors) recommends breastfeeding for a minimum of 24 months. Certainly give her a sippy cup with water, and make sure that she is eating a variety of healthy foods: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lentils, tofu, etc.
    Remember that cow milk is for baby cows, and humans don't need it. Like many other nutrients, and despite the claims of the dairy industry, plant based calcium is superior to animal based. Here is some of what the doctors at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine say: http://www.pcrm.org/health/prevmed/building_bones.html
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:58 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

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