Reducing Milk Production

Katie - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




I'm not entirely sure what community to post this in, so I'm going to post it here. I have been exclusively for 2 months and am looking for way to reduce/quit producing milk. My son has pretty much weaned himself off breast, I know it sounded and seemed a little early to me. I have tried everything to keep him breastfeeding, but it got to the point where he was only eating for 5 to 10 minutes, which used to be 20 to 25 minutes each feeding. He also pulls away and sometimes refuses to eat at all and nods off. I want some advice or suggestions to keep him full and healthy without my breasts becoming engorged or have blocked/clogged/infected milk ducts.


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Melanie - posted on 10/15/2010




when i first started breastfeeding my son he used to feed for about 25 minutes per side on each feed but as he got a little more adept at it his time on the breast was less and less so don't pay attention to the amount of time that he is feeding at the breast. as long as he seems content or pulling away then he has had enough. you must also remember that your milk production would have increased from the beginning as well so i promise you that you have nothing to worry about ok. :-)

Cheryl - posted on 06/19/2010




My daughter gets all she needs in 5-10 minutes each feeding and she's a roly-poly. It may be that your son is a very effective eater. If you have too much milk, you can always donate it to your local milk bank. Its for children that refuse to take formula or preemie babies who need the extra nutrition. Very good causes.

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First, talk to your doctor. if your doctor agres with what your saying they can give you someting to help stop the milk, or they can tell you how to make it stop with out taking anything

Angela - posted on 02/08/2010




He is getting plenty to eat in 5 to 10 mins. your body will regulate your milk production within a week. just give it time.

Maggie - posted on 01/31/2010




it will dry by it self or if you go to your doctor they can give you shot to help it dry up

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