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A 30-year-old female asked:

Good day doctors please assist i want to stop breastfeeding , i need a pill that can dry up the milk without pain?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Rarely used: Medications to stop BM production have have not been used routinely in the USA for decades. Gradually eliminating 1 feed every 2-3 days, feeding for 2-3 min/side to quell engorgement discomfort followed by bottle, cold turkey+ binding are all useful methods.
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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Breastfeeding: We discourage stopping breastfeeding in most cases, but if stopping is desirable, pills are unnecessary and milk production without feeding or pumping usually stops in 5-7 days.
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Last updated Dec 8, 2020

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