Success after IF

Tips to dry out milk supply

After 3 wks of trying to breastfeed and pumping non-stop, I'm calling it quits.  My supply has gone down to nearly nothing and it's not worth the time I'm putting in with all the pumping.  So, anyone have advice on how to dry up my supply quickly?  I've heard Ben.adryl can help, but I'm worried about making myself even sleepier than I already am.  My plan is to go as long as I can without needing to pump, then only pump enough to relieve some pain.  But I'm sure there's more I could be doing to help this process along.

Any advice you have would be appreciated.  I pumped for over 6 months with DS1, but since that was 10+ yrs ago, I don't remember what I did when I stopped. 



DS1 born July 2002 (previous marriage).

TTC since Oct 08. DH Dx w/testicular cancer March 09.
MFI due to retrograde ejaculation/azoospermia.
5/2 IVF #1 cancelled due to large follie.
6/14 start Lupron for IVF #1.2. 6/22 start stims.
7/4 ER and Biopsy.
7/9 Transferred 2 (1-4BB and 1-3BB) embryos.  4 frosties.
7/15 +HPT 6dp5dt. 7/18 Beta #1: 193. 7/20 Beta #2: 415.
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Re: Tips to dry out milk supply

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    I've heard cabbage leaves in your bra. I think there were a couple other things on kellymom. Good luck! I hope your tatas feel better soon!
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    DS-Born 7/27/11 After 2 years of IF we have our little man
    TTC#2 January 2013
    11 Medicated cycles gave us
    B/G Twins born 10/8/14 @ 32 weeks
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    I did the cabbage leaves. FYI, you will smell, don't go out in public with them. I was laughing hysterically when I realized the smell I kept asking DH about was me!
    ~ Me, 30 DH, 32 ~ TTC since Oct 2009 septum resection 3/2010 stage IV endo 8/2011 IVF #1 1/25/12, 2 transferred, 2 frozen - BFN FET 2/22/12, 2 transferred - BFN IVF#2 5/12, transferred 3, froze 5, BFP! Beta 1: 151, Beta 2: 282 Cerclage placed @ 17 weeks due to shortening cervix, modified bed rest until delivery SAIF/PAIF always welcome image It's a girl! ~ Clare was born 1/31/13
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    Instead of pumping to relieve pressure I'd just take a hot shower and manually express. It relieves the pain and pressure but doesn't stimulate the same way pumping does. Plus, you get a shower!
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    cabbage leaves work really fast
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    missed miscarriage nov 2006- 4 failed clomid cycles-
    3 failed femara iui cycles-
    moving on to IVF oct 2011
    ER nov. 7th
    tansfered 2 blasts on 11/10
    lots of +hpt!!
    beta #1 on 11/21= 50.4
    beta #2 on11/23= 90.8
    another miscarriage 12/23
    moving on to Round 2 of IVF with an auto immune dx
    ER 4/23-retrieved 12 eggs
    ET 4/28 3 transfered
    Beta #1- 356
    Beta #2- 870

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    Cabbage leaves helped me too.
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    After two Clomid cycles, three injectable IUI cycles, two IVFs, two miscarriages, and one lap surgery, IVF #2 has brought us our little boy!

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    Instead of pumping to relieve pressure I'd just take a hot shower and manually express. It relieves the pain and pressur
    image DS 7.6.2011 TTC#2
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    I have no advice but just wanted to add what a trooper you are for trying!!
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    Cabbage leaves in my bra did it!
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    Cabbage leaves really do work. Also, antihistamines help a lot. Cut your pumping out if you can do it without getting mastitis or engorged. If you get engorged easily, then wean your pumping down by an ounce or so a day until you're down to basically noth
    DX: Severe MFI 
    IVF # 1 ~ Antagonist ~ ER 1/27/11~ ET 1/30/11 ~ + HPT 7dp3dt 
    DD born med-free on 10/24/11 
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