Drying up milk pain!

Kim - posted on 03/04/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Kinda graphic...but I pumped for the last time on Tuesday and I'm letting my milk dry up. I'm done and I have enough milk bagged to last Cohen through the end of the week! But the pain is so bad today, it's almost intollerable! I can't even pick up Baby Cohen because it hurts so bad. What can I do and how long will it last?

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Melissa - posted on 03/08/2009

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My  milk  kept  coming moths  aftrer I  quit with my  daughterand  i was prescribed  somethhing  to  dry  my  milk helped  almost instantly on   feeling  full  and  milk  was ten  gone in  a few  days



 

Jaclyn - posted on 03/04/2009

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I feel your pain I went cold turkey when I stopped breastfeeding my daughter. What I did was got a bar that was a size smaller then I was at the time and put it on put the pads in the bar the way you would normally do. Then I had someone wrap a towel tightly around them and I wear that under my clothes for 2 weeks. Need less to say I never left the house for two weeks. I also took Tylenol when they pain got so bad that I couldn't get it anymore. I also couldn't pick up my daughter for a few days but it soon will get better. I hope this helps let me know if you need anything else.

Shellymarie - posted on 03/04/2009

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I sooo feel your pain! Mine lasted for almost 2 weeks and I was told by my dr. to wear a very supportive bra for 24 hours for support and also ice pack helped a lot! just put it on both sides of your breast for 20 mins., 3 x a day. also, when you shower, try to have your back facing the shower bec. warm water will help stimulate your breasts w/c in turn helps you make more milk and the engorgement will not go away. and it's also safe to take tylenol to take the edge off. hope u feel better soon.

Angela - posted on 03/04/2009

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have you reduced how much you pump bit by bit each day, rather than going 'cold turkey? your supply should wind down more gradually and if you just pump a few ounces a day it'll relieve the engorgement a bit. i found warm oscar+dehn gel pads helped, bought from Boots (could do the same with a hot flannel I guess)

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