Gradual weaning is easiest on your body (and baby), but if you have already stopped, then there are a few things you can try. Cold cabbage leaves in your bra- you break the veins, wear in your bra until they wilt, and replace as needed. Smelly, but effective. There is a tea called No More Milk. Motrin for pain. Wear a supportive, well fitting bra. DO NOT bind your breasts. This can cause clogged ducts and possible mastitis (breast infection). You can also pump, but ONLY pump just enough to relieve the discomfort, as pumping will signal production. Hormonal birth control is often effective at stopping production. I don't know your circumstances, but if it's possible to nurse, and cut down gradually, that would be helpful. If not, try some of the things that I suggested.
at 6:28 PM on Nov. 17, 2010