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How can I dry up my milk without being engorged?

How can I dry up my milk without being engorged?

Compress & Cabbage: Wear a tight sports brra or wrap your chest with a tight ACE bandage. Compresion can help prevent engorgement. A natural remedy is to wrap with refrigerated cabbage leaves. The cold combined with chemicals in cabbage leaves can help dry up the millk supply. ...Read more

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Does working out dry up my milk?

Does working out dry up my milk?

No: Moderate exercise has been shown to increase prolactin, a helpful hormone for breast feeding. Strenuous exercise may increase the lactate level in milk which may change the taste a bit. Sweat may introduce a salty taste, so showering before a feeding is reasonable after a workup. ...Read more

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Can I bath in hot water to dry up my milk?

Can I bath in hot water to dry up my milk?

No: That is not a proven way to dry up milk. It should stop as long as you do not stimulate the nipples with suckling. ...Read more

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Will cough medicine dry up my milk supply?

Will cough medicine dry up my milk supply?

It depends: Cough medicines containing phenylephrine, bronphenerimines, chlorphenerimine, Pseudoephedrine can all negatively impact lactation. Here is a useful website breastfeeding online-breastfeeding and medications http://breastfeedingonline.Com/meds.Shtml#sthash.Bpfazg2s.Dpbs. ...Read more

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Can bromazepam or pax harm my breastfed baby and can it dry up my milk production?

Can bromazepam or pax harm my breastfed baby and can it dry up my milk production?

Don't use: Breast-feeding considerations: bromazepam and metabolites are expected to be found in breast milk, therefore, use while breast-feeding is not recommended. ...Read more

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Besides weaning off breastfeeding slowly so I'm not in pain. What else can help dry up my milk quicker??

Besides weaning off breastfeeding slowly so I'm not in pain. What else can help dry up my milk quicker??

Can't have both: if you want to have less pain simply follow the course you're on. Taking medication to dry up the supply is unnecessary and probably NOT less painful ...Read more

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Will taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) dry up my milk supply?

Will taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) dry up my milk supply?

Breast Milk Supply: Active ingredient is gaufenisin- which will not effect milk supply. However the dosage of guafenisin in Robitussin (guaifenesin) is low and not shown to be clinically effective. American college of chest physicians discourages the use of any over the counter cough medications as they are all ineffective. ...Read more

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How can dry up my milk i don't wanna breast feed my two year old cuz my conditions?

How can dry up my milk i don't wanna breast feed my two year old cuz my conditions?

Bind & ice: To stop the flow of milk, wear a tight fitting sports bra, apply ice packs and don't allow any stimulation of the breasts. Avoid letting shower water hit them, do not stimulate during sex play and try to keep your 2 year old from touching them. Do not squeeze the nipples to see if milk is still coming. ...Read more

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If im having mikj letdown what can I do so my milk wont dry?

If im having mikj letdown what can I do so my milk wont dry?

Feed your baby: Breast feed regularly, drink plenty of fluids and continue prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Will my milk dry up naturally?

Yes: Once you stop breast feeding, your milk will stop being produced naturally. ...Read more

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My milk dried up over night, went from producing so much to almost nothing. Why?

My milk dried up over night, went from producing so much to almost nothing. Why?

Hormones: Your hormone levels maintain your milk production. Sometimes your hormone levels can drop and your milk production can drop suddenly. This is not unusual. ...Read more

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If my milk nearly dried up over night, is there anything I can do to bring it back? I wanna keep nursing! please help

If my milk nearly dried up over night, is there anything I can do to bring it back? I wanna keep nursing! please help

Breast milk pumping: Stay hydrated by drinking lots of fluids. Try breast milk pumping. The breasts will continue to make as much milk as they think baby needs. ...Read more

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Will my milk supply dry out if I don't breastfeed routinely?

Will my milk supply dry out if I don't breastfeed routinely?

Yes: It will definitely dry out if you stop breastfeeding. How little breastfeeding you can do and still have milk is highly individual. ...Read more

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When will my milk supply dry out?

When will my milk supply dry out?

Shortly after...: Shortly after it is no longer in demand. Letdown of milk causes release of hormones that promote more milk production. ...Read more

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Cabbage roll dried up my milk supply, what to do?

Cabbage roll dried up my milk supply, what to do?

Trying to nurse?: Are you trying to nurse or wean? I'm not clear from your question? If you are trying to nurse then just nurse the baby frequently on demand, drink lots of water. See a lactation specialist ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mastitis and how can I encourage my milk to dry up?

What are symptoms of mastitis and how can I encourage my milk to dry up?

Mastitis: Mastitis presents with breast pain and fever.See your doctor immediately if you have symptoms. You can dry up by applying cold compresses to your breasts. ...Read more