Anyone know how to stop breastfeeding? How can I get my milk to dry up?

Laurel - posted on 10/28/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter stopped nursing about two weeks ago and my body doesn't seem to know it! My breasts are killing me!! Any good ideas on how to quickly dry up breast milk? I've tried the cold cabbage leaf thing, but it doesn't seem to help.

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Christine - posted on 10/28/2009

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How to dry up your breast milk : Get a really tight bra, that is 2 sizes smaller than you wear, and place ice packs on your breasts while wearing the bra.

The more milk you release the more you will produce.... This will cause your milk to stop producing... It may take a couple of days usually 3-4 days but it works. This is how I've done it with all 3 of my kiddos.....

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Joanna - posted on 01/05/2012

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If you research on the web it says do not use the binding method it can cause serious infections!!!

Kristy - posted on 10/28/2009

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I don't know how to dry up breast milk for sure, since I am still breastfeeding my 12 month old daughter. But I know a couple of mom's that wrapped an ace bandage around their breasts really tight. That stopped their milk from coming in right after having their babies as they did not want to breastfeed. I assume this would work for someone in your shoes too. I am not looking forward to when my little one wants to stop since I have a very healthy supply and leak at night if she has not nursed enough, so I know it will be painful. Good luck!

Cori - posted on 10/28/2009

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i know that there is a tea on the market that you can get that is for when you are done nursing and its supposed to get your breast milk to dry up real quick, i saw it at a healthfood store when i was looking for supplements to increase my supply! other than that i would try like binding which i have heard works pretty well, having your significant other wrap your chest as tight as possible with an ace bandage before bed or around the house and it should help you dry up!

Kristy - posted on 10/28/2009

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I don't know how to dry up breast milk for sure, since I am still breastfeeding my 12 month old daughter. But I know a couple of mom's that wrapped an ace bandage around their breasts really tight. That stopped their milk from coming in right after having their babies as they did not want to breastfeed. I assume this would work for someone in your shoes too. I am not looking forward to when my little one wants to stop since I have a very healthy supply and leak at night if she has not nursed enough, so I know it will be painful. Good luck!

Cori - posted on 10/28/2009

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i know that there is a tea on the market that you can get that is for when you are done nursing and its supposed to get your breast milk to dry up real quick, i saw it at a healthfood store when i was looking for supplements to increase my supply! other than that i would try like binding which i have heard works pretty well, having your significant other wrap your chest as tight as possible with an ace bandage before bed or around the house and it should help you dry up!

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