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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