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If you have the gel pads you can freeze them and put them on your breast as much as possible. That is what I plan to do when I stop. IF you can slowly stop by decreasing your BF that would be best as well. Its very painful when you quit. I am so not looking forward to it.
Oh and it always took me a long time to completely dry up...like a year. But I didn't leak that I remember.
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Jakob (May 12th 2004- Feb. 24th 2009 Had Joubert Syndrome RIP)
2 Baby beans lost
Ava Sept 14th 2007, Beaux Oct 3rd 2012
* Tubal reversal December 17th 2010
My OB said it is entirely normal to still have milk for up to a year after you quit bf-ing. The engorgement will be much less painful, and minimal if you wean slowly. Cabbage leaves are supposed to help with engorgement, and I've heard that taking sudafed can help dry it up too.
thank you ladies! i dont have sage tea or sudafed! and i was just down to pumping once a day, my left side is SO engorged super painful, yet that was the side i had the most trouble with, my right side so far is normal feeling ....omg will i be engorged for a year!?! with my daughter it was simple i just weaned myself by pumping and it was done no engorgement no painfulness!