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how do you get rid of breastmilk ?

im ready to be done with breastfeeeding

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Asked by candy152 at 6:56 PM on Jul. 14, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • I have heard that you can boil cabbage leaves, and place them on your breasts. It is supposed to help you dry up. In my case I just quit, and after a couple of weeks it just stopped. If you get engorged and it is painful you can go to your ob and they can perscribe something to help you dry up.

    Answer by Jazak at 8:32 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

  • it will dry up on its own, but it really hurts!

    Answer by camtri3 at 8:47 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

  • I don't know how many feedings you're doing a day, but if you want it to hurt the least, the ideal is to drop a daily feeding each week, until you're down to none. Then you can put raw cabbage leaves in your bra next to your breasts to help relieve pressure and support the extra sensitivity until you're all the way dried up.

    Answer by Cheryn at 9:13 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

  • Well, stop nursing or pumping. When and if your breasts get too engorged and it hurts, you can express just a tiny bit to ease the pain.

    OR you can keep pumping and donate it to hospitals for babies whose mothers cannot pump.

    Answer by TXdanielly at 11:09 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

  • I slowed mine down and skipped the mid day feedings, then the mornings until after about two weeks then stopped the night feedings, good luck with stopping though the little ones can get demanding...

    Answer by wondermommy5 at 11:22 PM on Jul. 14, 2008

  • Plain stop adn wear a good fitting sportsbra. Only express milk if you feel you are going to burst.

    Answer by mommakline at 12:10 AM on Jul. 15, 2008

  • There is medication your doctor can give you or also you can get a binding tool. It wraps around your breasts and puts pressure on then. Also if you stop feeding and pumping your body stops making the milk. As you feed your body creates more as it is needed. When you stop it just kinda stops producing. Also try warm compresses. I heard that helps as well.

    Answer by Loviepoohbear at 12:44 AM on Jul. 15, 2008

  • gradually nurse less...any other way is painful..

    Answer by cara125 at 3:31 AM on Jul. 15, 2008

  • more milk is produced when baby sucks,in other words if baby is not b/feeding,then the b/milk will gradually dries up but if worse comes to worse than you should see a doctor

    Answer by tema607 at 7:24 AM on Jul. 15, 2008

  • you can get a shot or pills from you dr to dry you up

    Answer by misskitty98310 at 3:41 PM on Jul. 15, 2008

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