I want to stop breast feeding and my breasts are in a lot of pain, is this normal when taking the drying up tablets?

Rita - posted on 10/21/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I keep getting milk clots and now blisters on my nipples due to by son helping suck out the clots. So I have decided to stop breast feeding (he's 10 months) I am on day 2 of the tablets that dry up the milk, but my breasts are rock hard. Is this normal & when does it get better?

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Amy - posted on 10/21/2012

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It's recommended to gradually reduce the feeds so that you don't become engorged. I have heard many moms suggest cold cabbage leaves applied to the breast to help ease discomfort. I've also heard antihistamines help dry you up quicker. I would hand express just enough to feel comfortable, if you stop too fast you may develop mastitis.

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