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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice packs: Apply ice packs to your breasts for 10-20 minutes at a time several times a day. ...Read more
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
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
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
Feed your baby: Breast feed regularly, drink plenty of fluids and continue prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Milk dry up: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi,i gave my milk to my baby till his 4 mnths n my milk was dried up,now he is in 8 mnth.is there any chance to reproduce my milk r continue formula?
My son is 2 weeks , i'm bleeding again, soaking 2 pads an hr. And over night my milk dried up. What's going on!?
See a doctor: This is not for online consultation. Get an exam. ...Read more
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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