2 doctors weighed in:

If I have elevated prolactin at baseline and am trying to wean from nursing my baby. Will I need medicine to help decrease supply?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

The less sucking from the baby the less milk you will make and whe baby stops sucking, your milk production will cease.
Your breast will likely be engorged and sore for few days, but motrin, some icing etc..Can help ease the discomfort. Mildly elevation of prolactin at baseline should not affect this process. Congrats on your baby..Precious thing! good luck.

In brief: Not usually

The less sucking from the baby the less milk you will make and whe baby stops sucking, your milk production will cease.
Your breast will likely be engorged and sore for few days, but motrin, some icing etc..Can help ease the discomfort. Mildly elevation of prolactin at baseline should not affect this process. Congrats on your baby..Precious thing! good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
837K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors