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A 36-year-old female asked:

I would like to stop breastfeeding. is there medication i can take to stop milk production? do i need a prescription?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not recommended: medications used in past years have very negative side effects, and only delay the natural engorgement process about 2 weeks. Try not feeding and wearing a breast binder/bra, cabbage leaves in the bra, no warm water striking breasts or pumping.

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A 35-year-old female asked:

Do you get medication to dry up your milk ? I need to stop breastfeeding.

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Drying up milk: It is best to just decrease breastfeeding frequency and wrap your breasts to keep pressure on them. The milk will dry up on it's own.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

I would like to know why I need a prescription when I wish to stop breastfeeding ?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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.

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Last updated Aug 26, 2019

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