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How to dry up breast milk?

How to dry up breast milk?

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. ...Read more

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How long does it take for breast milk to dry up?

How long does it take for breast milk to dry up?

Visit provider: Usually once you stop breastfeeding milk production will slow and eventually stop on its own without the stimulation of the infant. If certain hormones are elevated it could cause continued production. You can also have part of a duct system that did not completely empty and get intermittent release from there that is not due to continued production. An exam and labs will provide more info. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the best way to dry up breast milk?

I want to know what's the best way to dry up breast milk?

Dry Up MIlk: When you stop breast feeding, it takes about three days...To prevent the discomfort of engorgement you can use cabbage leaves on the breasts to help dry it up. ...Read more

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What can I do to dry up my breast milk quick? I can't use cabbage leaves... I'm in a lot of pain thanks!

What can I do to dry up my breast milk quick? I can't use cabbage leaves... I'm in a lot of pain thanks!

Nothing quick: You can pump just enough to relieve the discomfort...Ibupofen and tight fitting bra. There is no quick fix. Cabbage leaves do work. Drink lots water. Being dehydrated makes you produce more and hence more discomfort. Sage tea a few times a day can also help....Consult an acupuncturist. I am sure there are points that can help dry up your milk.. ...Read more

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Can stress cause my breast milk to dry up?

Can stress cause my breast milk to dry up?

Yes: Major stress can certainly diminish breastmilk supply. However, there are things that can be done to counteract the effects of major stress. Drink tons of water (or other non-caffeinated clear liquid) and use fenugreek, an herbal preparation which helps increase milk supply. Dealing with the stress, itself, will also help -- for instance, counseling, yoga and relaxation exercises. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get dried breast milk if you have never given birth?

Is it possible to get dried breast milk if you have never given birth?

Dried?: Well breast milk does not leave the body as dried milk. There may be some material expressed from the nipple without pregnancy. Galactorrhea can occur with certain medications & tumors. ...Read more

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What's best homeopathy medicine for dry breast milk?

What's best homeopathy medicine for dry breast milk?

Confusing question: I'm sorry, but I don't understand if the problem is that your breast milk is "dry" or not enough in quantity, or if you want breast milk to dry up. The remedies are different for each, and also according to other aspects of you as well. I suggest seeing a trained homeopath for a more specific selection -- it is not just an "off the shelf" solution. For physician homeopaths: www. Homeopathyusa. Org. ...Read more

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How to know what is best homeopathy medicine for dry breast milk?

How to know what is best homeopathy medicine for dry breast milk?

MANY: There are over 70 possible homeopathic remedies in this situation, each having its own characteristics but covering the symptom of breast milk being gone (or "dry.") some include: agnus castus; causticum; dulcamara; lactuca virosa, and pulsatilla. To find the "best" one for you individually, please see an experienced classical homeopath. Some are at http://www. Homeopathyusa. Org/. ...Read more

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How long does it take for breast milk to dry up? My daughter is 2 and I stopped breastfeedin her at 7months and there's still milk!

How long does it take for breast milk to dry up? My daughter is 2 and I stopped breastfeedin her at 7months and there's still milk!

??: I have had patients with breast milk leakage that lasted well over a year. I would suggest an exam and possible mommogram? Ultrasound to rule out other problems. If you stimulate the breasts as in when having sex or have a rare condition in your pituitary gland (brain) this is also something to consider. Talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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Is it true exercise can dry up my breast milk? (Currently breastfeeding)

Is it true exercise can dry up my breast milk? (Currently breastfeeding)

Unlikely: Moderate exercise should not dry up your breastmilk. Your breastmilk supply is mainly controlled by how often you breastfeed. ...Read more

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How can I dry my breast milk, I want to quit breastfeeding because I have to work?

How can I dry my breast milk, I want to quit breastfeeding because I have to work?

Several options: You can start to wean your baby by offering 1-2 bottle feedings a day, gradually increasing the bottle feedings as he weans away from the breast. If you need to stop suddenly, you may have more fullness for a few days, but it will decrease when there is not the stimulation of nursing. If you wish, you can still breast feed in the evening and other times, while giving the bottle when you work. ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription to dry your breast milk or can you get medication over the counter?

Do you need a prescription to dry your breast milk or can you get medication over the counter?

Drying breast milk: Depends on how many months post partum, (delivery / miscarriage) as it takes time for milk production to stop, and that's variable from one lady to the other, however absence of the act of lactation by itself, turns it off. As for drugs, bromocriptine, (parlodel) is an Rx medication which can help halt breast milk production, you need to confer with your doctor for it or any other, good luck ...Read more

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How to dry breast milk I have mastitis and I decided to stop breastfeeding I need something to dry breast milk

How to dry breast milk I have mastitis and I decided to stop breastfeeding I need something to dry breast milk

Will stop: Once you stop breastfeeding, milk production will stop on its own. If you have mastitis, I recommend you pump to keep the ducts open and help clear the infection. Speak with your gynecologist or find a breast surgeon to help you. ...Read more

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I stop breast feeding yesterday, I was wondering how long it takes the breast milk to dry up. My breast hurt it makes it hard to sleep.?

I stop breast feeding yesterday, I was wondering how long it takes the breast milk to dry up. My breast hurt it makes it hard to sleep.?

Chill out?: Use cool compresses to your breasts for 20-30 minutes at a time several times a day. This method should dry you up in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Is it ok to supplement formula till my breast milk starts coming back in stronger? It nearly dried over night. Not enough for baby. Or is formula gonna constipate him?

Is it ok to supplement formula till my breast milk starts coming back in stronger? It nearly dried over night. Not enough for baby. Or is formula gonna constipate him?

Last Resort: Better to nurse, but formula is ok if necessary, as a last resort. Remember to continue to allow the baby normal sucking time or use a pump or both to stimulate milk production. ...Read more

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I gave birth to my son 12 days ago, how long will it take for the breast milk to dry up? I'm not breast feeding.

I gave birth to my son 12 days ago, how long will it take for the breast milk to dry up? I'm not breast feeding.

Why?: You should breast feed for six months, for your child's health. If social or work considerations are issues, you should breast pump. If this can' t be done, you may lactate 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Do Tums (calcium carbonate) dry up breast milk?

Do Tums (calcium carbonate) dry up breast milk?

No: There may be some meds, but usually just time. Speak with your pediatrician or obstetrician. ...Read more

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How can I make my breast have breast milk, I’m 36 weeks pregnant and my breast is so dry. I would like to breastfeed?

Hydrate/give birth: The primary stimulant to breast milk production is a baby suckling at the breast. You can't push the issue much ahead of time. It may be good for you to contact a member of the local BF support group, La Leche League to get some pointers. ...Read more

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I'm barley leaking breast milk. But I'm still using breath pads. And sleeping in my bra. With a sports bra. What can I do to dry up faster?

Avoid stimulation: Avoid nipple stimulation. If you are done with breast feeding that will help. Also going on oral contraceptives for birth control will decrease production as well. Time in general will usually resolve the. Situation. ...Read more

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I won't be able to nurse for a few days, so how much breast milk should I stockpile?

I won't be able to nurse for a few days, so how much breast milk should I stockpile?

Depends on baby: How much to store depends on your baby's age and overall appetite. To get an idea, try to pump and feed once or twice with bottle, even before you have to. See how much s/he needs/wants and how long s/he lasts between feeds with the respective feed amount. That will give you a best estimate. Remember there are very few reasons not to nurse your baby. ...Read more

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How can my 4m old baby transition from breast milk to formula? She's tried many and just won't take any and bottles are not the problem.

How can my 4m old baby transition from breast milk to formula? She's tried many and just won't take any and bottles are not the problem.

Weaning from breast: If you are willing to pump your own breast milk & freeze it for daily use sine the baby is refusing to drink any formula, other wise you just have to keep trying until the baby gets used to one of the formulas, very soon you will be introducing sold food & that will help but you still need to offer formula or pumped breast milk. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I don't eat enough will my breast milk be unhealthy?

If I don't eat enough will my breast milk be unhealthy?

Not unhealthy: A poor diet would not make breast milk unhealthy but it might decrease production. ...Read more

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How can I make more breast milk? I don't think I have enough.

How can I make more breast milk? I don't think I have enough.

Pump/nurse more: Pumping and nursing will increase the amount of breast milk. Also take plenty of fluids and don't diet. Fenugreek is a supplement which may help increase breast milk. In some cases a doctor may prescribe Reglan (metoclopramide) for a few weeks to help moms produce more breast milk. Meet with a lactation consultant and/or talk to your ob/gyn or pediatrician. ...Read more

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What number of ingredients in breast milk aren't found in formula?

What number of ingredients in breast milk aren't found in formula?

See below: Immunoglobulin A, Pro- and prebiotics, and Lactoferrin are the ones of clinical importance, i.e., protection from different infections. ...Read more

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Is it ok to reheat breast milk more than once? If the baby didn't use it? Or should it be does right away?

Is it ok to reheat breast milk more than once? If the baby didn't use it? Or should it be does right away?

You could, but:: Previously frozen milk that has been thawed can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. While there is limited evidence to date that milk thawed for a few hours may be refrozen, this results in further breakdown of milk components and loss of antimicrobial activity. The accepted practice is not to refreeze thawed milk. No research about timing of room temp milk "shelf life" (some say 1 hr). ...Read more