How to dry up brest milk faster?

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

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I just stopped breastfeeding.... how do I make my milk dry up the fastest?

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Samantha - posted on 10/31/2009

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Place cabbage leaves in a bowl of ice cold water then place them in the cups of your bra. that's wat the dr told me and it worked after a day or two

Belinda - posted on 10/29/2009

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the cabbage leaves work and i used vinegar as well as the cabbage, works in a couple of days and for the pain take advil and wet a face washer and put in the freezer for about 20minutes than put on your breasts really helps with the pain

Lindsey - posted on 10/29/2009

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I didn't do it extremely fast but i never had any pain. I just dropped one feeding every 3 days. I felt full the first day of dropping a feeding but by the 3rd day i was ready to skip another feeding.

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Cold cabbage leafs in your bra then wrap your chest really tight. You won't smell pretty but it works.

Ayrjia - posted on 11/04/2009

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Eat lots of parsely and do the cabbage. The parsely willdo it internally and the cabbage will relieve the pain and tention.

Rushdiyah - posted on 11/04/2009

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Hi, I found that when I went ack onto my contraceptive (Nordett) the milk dried up so quickly. good luck!

Dyana - posted on 10/29/2009

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the cabbage thing does work!!! Also, just to ease the pain, take lots of warm showers!!!

Suzanne - posted on 10/29/2009

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Don't overeat, especially dairy stuff, cos the more you eat, the more milk you make!!

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Hannah's right... I have a friend who is fiftysomething.. and her youngest child is thirtysomething... and when she hears my baby cry, or watches me feed him, she leaks milk... still. Some women just.... do that.

Gin - posted on 10/29/2009

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Find an Herbalist to help you.

Make sure you watch out for signs of Mastitis on your quest for relief. I have heard of grandmothers still producing some. So be careful that you don't go against your natural body too hard. .

Ria - posted on 10/29/2009

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I thought it was crazy...an old wives tale, but cabbage leaves really work. You just put them in your bra, like you would a breast pad and they do the rest.

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I stopped drinking water all together for a couple of days. tea or coffee or cola drinks will help dehydrate you as well. express a little bit of milk when you used to feed, then cut it down or if you don't like expressing offer a very short feed to relieve any build up. Massage any lumps immediately, I wore breastpads just in case I leaked.

If you feel the blues remember you'll be fine in a week. I got an overwhelming sensation to procreate when I stopped breastfeeding both times. So becareful - unless you want another : )

Angela - posted on 10/28/2009

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I had to stop breastfeeding a little after two weeks, because my daughter was not getting enough. I whould warp my breast with towels and ace bandages. I think they make wraps now for that purpose now. Angela

Whitney - posted on 10/28/2009

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I have used the ace bandage and it worked. But, my doctor also told me that if you take Benedryl it can dry you up too. I haven't tried it, but it might work.

Kelly - posted on 10/28/2009

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cabbage in your bra...i never had to do it, but my friend had soo much milk it would just drip if she had no bra on...she used cabbage in her bra and it worked.....she said that it smelled kinda weird, i don't know, but thats just what she said....

Jennifer - posted on 10/28/2009

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Wrap your breast with an ace wrap for a few days as tight as you can stand it. It will work great !!!!

Dawn - posted on 10/28/2009

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I just left mine alone, I was fine. If the pain persists, I'd call your Dr.'s office. The on call Dr should be able to help you, or maybe the nurse on call. I remember my dr. telling me to take tylenol, and wear a bra, the cabbage thing works too, Ice packs can help too, but wrap them, never put the ice on your bare skin.

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believe it or not, cold cabbage leaves placed in your bra works well. it worked for me for two kids. might take a while though to dry up the milk but it does work. just replace the leaves in your bra when they wilt, lol. have them in there all the time. hope it helps.

MEgan - posted on 10/28/2009

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sounds silly but buy a head of cabbage and use the leaves. Put the leaves into your bra...i had to do it after all 3 of my kids and seriously it does work...dries ya up in a few days

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