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how do you dry the milk in your breasts after a pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tips: Most often it will dry up when you stop breast feeding. Wear a supportive & comfortable bra. Don’t stimulate breasts. Can apply ice packs several times a day for 10 to 20 minutes at a time or use Acetaminophen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication as needed.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Dry up milk: TO dry up milk production, put ice packs wrapped in towels on your breasts 15 minutes out of every hour while awake. Wear a very tight bra. Avoid hot showers. There are also prescription medications that can help dry you up - for these call your OB/GYN.

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