A 30-year-old female asked:
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I would like to know why I need a prescription when I wish to stop breastfeeding ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Ancient treatment: The use of prescription meds to stop breastfeeding was common 2-3 decades ago. The medications can do harm and are thus regulated for patient safety. They are seldom used any more since weaning often goes better without drugs.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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