IS IT POSSIBLE TO PREVENT ENGORGEMENT BEFORE IT STARTS AND/OR TO DRY UP YOUR MILK BEFORE YOU DELIVER?

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I KNOW ALL THE BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING AND WISH NOT DO SO UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. I'M 20 YEARS OLD AND 2 DAYS SHY OF BEING 39 WEEKS PREGNANT WITH MY THIRD SON. I DO NOT UTILIZE WIC BECAUSE SIMILAC UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES IS NOT FOR MY CHILDREN INSTEAD I PURCHASE THE ENFAMIL FAMILY OF FORMULAS WHICH IS ONLY 8.50 FOR ME AT THE LOCAL RESALE SHOP SO I WANT TO KNOW IF ITS POSSIBLE FOR ME TO SAFELY BEGIN DRYING UP MY MILK SUPPLY SINCE THEY NO LONGER PROVIDE THE MEDICATION TO DO SO.

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Louise - posted on 06/03/2012

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If your worried about engorgement then it is simple to treat without medication. Buy a dark green cabbage and store it in the fridge. After delivery when your milk comes in place a cold cabbage leaf in your bra and it will take the pain away. Your milk will dry up on its own. It only takes a couple of days to sort its self out. You may not even get any milk. With my first I did but with my other two children I never.

It is not safe to mess with any sort of drug whilst you are still pregnant. Let mother nature take her path.

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