Suggestions on how to stop pumping? stopped x3 days !

Liz - posted on 01/26/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Looking for tips/tricks or natural remedies to stop discomfort since discontinuing pumping

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Lori - posted on 01/26/2013

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sounds like you've already stopped....but in general I would recommend a slow weaning from the pump... drop one pumping session at a time, or even better pump for a shorter amount of time at each session, don't go cold turkey. You don't want to end up with mastitis.

If you are feeling engorged - try pumping or expressing just enough so that it's not painful anymore. Don't drain the breast, just take enough out to relieve the pressure. Cabbage leaves pressed against your breasts can help too. Wear them inside your bra and put fresh ones in every hour or so. Also cold compresses can help. Avoid warm compresses or warm water (such as from the shower) on your breasts.

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