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how do I dry up my milk supply?

So I stoped nursing compleatly last Thursday. I had no pain because I weaned over a 2 and a half month period. I started my period for the first time since I had my baby on wednesday. Thursday evening my right breast hurt so bad I had to express a little milk by hand. It felt better right away, but then I woke up at 6 am this morning in major pain. I have had mastitis (sp?) in my right breast twice so I kinda freaked about getting it again and nursed my baby this morning. She emptyed it and since I have had NO pain, but I'm scared this will keep happening. I understand why it happend with the hormone change from starting my period but I would like to know how to dry my milk supply if the pain becomes to much again. Sorry for any mis spelling I have very little time to post this. Thank you to all who replay!

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Asked by LilMzMa at 9:36 PM on May. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • try cabbage leaves...sounds wierd but my sister swore they worked at drying up her milk. she froze the first.

    Answer by Soniam301 at 9:58 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • i was also told cabbage leaves will do the trick

    Answer by kcandie at 10:26 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • Your profile says your baby is 10 months old. Don't dry your milk up. Keep nursing til at least a year old.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 AM on May. 9, 2010

  • Milk will be there for as long as a year unless you go on estrogen birth control. YAZ is a known instant supply killer.

    Cabbage leaves will help but the milk will still be there at times.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:20 PM on May. 10, 2010

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