What Can i do To stop My Breast From Making Milk?

Carolina - posted on 05/29/2013 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Hi ladies I am 23 year Old Mother Of a two Year Old Boy I ve just stopped Breastfeeding My two year old son Yesterday I decided the best way was To send Him away to my mothers for two weeks but its killing me because i m in so much pain my breast hurts alot i dnt know wat to do to stop my breast from making milk i dont know if i can stay two weeks with out seeing my son and bearing with this pain what should I do??????

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/30/2013

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Well, just try to understand, if he is that attached to you, it will make it much harder on him. Just saying.

Ashley - posted on 06/01/2013

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First of all I want to say kudos to u for breast feeding for so long! I was only able to breast feed for 4-5 weeks :( it was a very emotional and stressful time while breastfeeding and deciding to stop. I tried everything to get my milk dried up. The lactation consultant told me that I should take Zyrtec if I have allergy problems because Zyrtec will dry up milk. I took it and didn't get even the slightest bit relief. I researched what to do and tried pretty much everything I was desperate bc the pain was intolerable. I'm telling u from experience cabbage leaves didn't work for me I just smelled like coleslaw. They say its best to ween your child slowly to reduce pain and inflammation. Meaning skip a feeding then two then three and so on. Of course this doesn't mean don't feed ur child it means feed with a bottle. If u want to quit cold turkey sage is what worked for me. Eat dried sage 1/4 tbs 2-3 times a day. It will dry it up faster than anything else I know. U can boil it and make tea or u can put it in a peanut butter sandwich on a small corner but i was desperate so I just ate it straight up. It is gross but it was worth it.
Good luck I hope this helped.

Kayla - posted on 06/01/2013

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Try your hardest to stay away from warm water hitting it (when showering) it may seem impossible but warm water stimulates your milk. Of course dont pump, dont do anything to make the milk stimulate. That is all i really know that is what i did to stop mine from coming.

Dove - posted on 05/30/2013

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Sending your two year old off for 2 weeks to be 'less attached' to you... isn't in his best interest. If he's that attached to you, you risk making his attachment WORSE by sending him away (spoken from experience). But whatever. Your kid, your business, but I 100% disagree with what you are doing and am just concerned for your son's emotional well being. I honestly hope your plan doesn't bite you in the butt.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/30/2013

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And believe it or not, bfing burns a ton of calories. Not pushing the bfing agenda, just not sure if you knew that.

Carolina - posted on 05/30/2013

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Thanks lil miss its better for him to b e away because he is too attached to me i learning how to cope with it besides it better for him to get use to be around other people instead of me all the time

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/29/2013

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I don't understand why you needed to send your son away for 2 weeks. It is much easier on baby and mom if you slowly ween off. Take a feeding here and there, and just do morning afternoon and night feedings after you have taken away other feedings.

If you don't want to do it this way, and still want your son at your moms for 2 weeks, time is really the only thing that helps. It is painful. Don't express if you are certain this is what you want to do. The more you stimulate your breasts, the more milk will come in. I have heard that wrapping your breasts in cold cabbage leaves can help.

Dove - posted on 05/29/2013

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Get your son back home and let him self wean.... or set limits and cut him down slowly. Cold turkey is rough on you and could be traumatic for him.

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