A drug to stop breastfeeding? I’m beginning to regret exclusively pumping from the start!

Michelle - posted on 09/02/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I’m sure this question has crossed this posts over a dozen times, but I’m inclined to ask is there a drug to help stop milk production? My daughter is a little over 4 months old now and I’m deciding to stop breast pumping exclusively. It’s becoming too much of a chore that’s really stressing me out. Not only that but I’ve also saved enough milk to last until she’s at least 6 months old. For the last few days I’ve been trying to cut down on pumping but the milk just keeps coming. If I don’t pump my breast hurts so bad and my boobs just feel like 2 rocks hanging from my body! I’m starting to regret breast pumping exclusively. In the beginning I really messed up and set myself up for pumping about 35 to 40 ounces of milk a day and now my breasts just won’t stop. I feel really bad about stopping and wish there was a way I could get from 5 times a day to 2 so I can continue to breastfeed for a year but it just seems impossible to even get to 4 times a day! I’ve tried painkillers and frozen bags of peas and still nothing helps. Any advice?

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Celeste - posted on 09/03/2012

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Congrats to EP'ing for 4 months! EP'ing is hard! Unfortunately, no, there aren't any drugs specifically stop milk production. However, there are some things that can help the drying up process.



-Estrogen birth control can kill supply

-Sudafed

-Sage

-Jasmine

-Peppermint



Couple of articles.

This is one is for moms who have oversupply but you can use this to dry up as well:

http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/...



Another article

Lactation suppression:

http://www.breastfeeding-basics.com/arti...

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