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My breasts have engorged again and it really hurts. How do you stop breastfeeding?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: You pick

You can drop one feeding every couple days (formula instead) until off.
You can allow 2-3 min/side each feed (follow with formula).This signals your body to slow production.You can cold turkey= bind your chest with ace wrap/pre-pregnancy bra and tough it out for a few days. Each of these 3 ways has pro's/cons, in the end only youcan decide what would work for you.

In brief: You pick

You can drop one feeding every couple days (formula instead) until off.
You can allow 2-3 min/side each feed (follow with formula).This signals your body to slow production.You can cold turkey= bind your chest with ace wrap/pre-pregnancy bra and tough it out for a few days. Each of these 3 ways has pro's/cons, in the end only youcan decide what would work for you.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wean gradually.

To stop breastfeeding you should take one breastfeed away every 2-3 days.
When you are no longer engorged you can take away another feed and replace it for formula. Continue this until all feeds are replaced.

In brief: Wean gradually.

To stop breastfeeding you should take one breastfeed away every 2-3 days.
When you are no longer engorged you can take away another feed and replace it for formula. Continue this until all feeds are replaced.
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
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In brief: Breastfeeding Engorg

First review what is going on with latch and positioning.
Of your baby engorgement can increase if you are doing extra breast expression to relieve the engorgement. Also if baby is "tip" feeding- tip of nipple- breasts get stimulation to letdown milk but not adequate emptying of breast. Then look at frequency of feeds and condition of nipples. With these 3 the breastfeeding will be less painful.

In brief: Breastfeeding Engorg

First review what is going on with latch and positioning.
Of your baby engorgement can increase if you are doing extra breast expression to relieve the engorgement. Also if baby is "tip" feeding- tip of nipple- breasts get stimulation to letdown milk but not adequate emptying of breast. Then look at frequency of feeds and condition of nipples. With these 3 the breastfeeding will be less painful.
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
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