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Peytonsmomma December 15th, 2012 08:07 AM

milk
 
Need advice on how to dry up milk please

michellelove0502 December 15th, 2012 08:53 AM

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Id like to know too cause im not breast feeding and its still not dried up.

jessjillmama December 15th, 2012 12:12 PM

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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.

doremi December 15th, 2012 02:04 PM

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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.

Summerdays12 December 15th, 2012 03:30 PM

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I read that mint, peppermint, and sage dry you up..like in the form of tea.

bostoncreampie December 15th, 2012 04:47 PM

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sage tea and nasal decongestants like sudafed around the clock.

Peytonsmomma December 15th, 2012 06:17 PM

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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!

bostoncreampie December 15th, 2012 07:41 PM

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i would order some tea online. or call a health food store and see if they have it.

doremi December 15th, 2012 07:51 PM

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You will not be engorged for that long, but you may still find you are able to express milk for up to a year. Be careful not to let yourself get TOO engorged... would hate for you to get mastitis!

Peytonsmomma December 15th, 2012 08:44 PM

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I had to pump....my left side was SO engorged i could barely move....but now i feel like ive messed it up i know pumping will signal to bring in more milk, so ill have to buy some sudafed to dry it up


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