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What worked for you to dry up your milk? How long did it take?
"Fast" methods appreciated!
XPed in August because those are my main mamas!
esalyi:I'm still waiting...nothing is painful yet though..I can express milk still..its been about 4 days since I breast fed...no one has any info on this and no guide lines for bottle feeding either..only breast feeding, so I am a bit annoyed at that..so many resources for breast feeding (which is good) but then NOTHING for bottle feeding. Not everyone can get the hang of breast feeding and I applaud the women that can.
My thoughts exactly!
amyrenee2008:Mine dried up in a little over a week, I used cabbage, wore ace bandage wraps to compress them and then a tight bralette or sports bra. It's painful the first couple of days.
And when you shower try not to let the warm water hit them too much. And also try not to express any of the milk, it's a supply demand thing so the more you express the more your body produces.
Good luck to you ladies!
Tight ass sports bra (maybe one from before being pregnant?). Cold compresses and pain meds for the discomfort (I used my 600 mg motron from my c/s) and Peppermint (if you go to a healthfood store you should be able to find it in capsules). After two days I stopped pumping and the pain increased for about a day, but then started to decrease after that.
I heard sage (and lots of it--so capsules for this too would be bes tunless you want to smell like you ate Italian food for a week) also works.
The pain lasted for about a week...after that it became toloreable and within 14-17 days I was back to my pre-pregnancy boobies.
The worst part is the discomfort while trying to hold/care for LO.
GL! You are really just going to have to power through...make sure your SO helps you as much as possible during this time...ask for help when you need it.