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Is there anything you can do to dry up your milk when you're done breast feeding?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:51 AM on Apr. 14, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Just try not to express any and wait it out. Sometimes you can get tablets from the doctor to help.
    Gealach

    Answer by Gealach at 4:32 AM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • avoid any stimulation of the breast tissue - wear a great fitting bra to avoid bounce - a gentle way to decrease breast milk and stay comfortable, is to hand express just a small amount when uncomfortable. This is easier in a hot shower, often they will flow enough to release the tightness, or allow to flow into a bowl and add to the babies next formula bottle. In that way you aren't in discomfort but your breasts get the idea that they don't need to make the same amount of milk. Need = production usually so if there is less need there is less production. You will probably only need to relieve the pressure for the first week or so. Cold turkey weaning can be excruciating, and can encourage mastitis etc. Hot washers on the breasts will help with any discomfort
    myheartx4

    Answer by myheartx4 at 6:18 AM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • Put a leaf of cabbage in your bra. Sounds weird, but it works. Dries you up in a couple days.
    Luvmylilmonkies

    Answer by Luvmylilmonkies at 9:56 AM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • Cabbage leaves do work. Change the leaf when it gets wilty. No clue why it works, but it does!
    whiteroses82

    Answer by whiteroses82 at 10:07 AM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • i also agree with the cabbage leaves, i had mastitis severely and it not only dried me out but the coldness of the leaves was soothing when i was THAT full of milk!! good luck
    katitim

    Answer by katitim at 2:58 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

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