Drying up breastmilk

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I haven’t stopped bf-ing yet, but I’ve heard that taking an antihistamine like Benadryl will help, also wear a tight sports bra.  I got sick a couple of weeks ago and took something that was on the list as being safe for bf-ing and it totally tanked my supply so I’m thinking Benadryl should do the trick for you.

HTH

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I stopped after 3 weeks and I just gradually slowed it down over a few days.  I’d pump one time less a day and pump for less time.  So if I was pumping 30 minutes 5 times a day, I’d go 25 minutes 4 times, etc.  Since it’s based on supply and demand then limiting my demand limited my supply.  I did this over a course of like 4 days.  I had one uncomfortable day and then it was basically all gone.  It was uncomfortable, so I’d take tylenol and put a warm compress on my boobs in the shower.  I think they say that’s a no no but at least it helped it feel better!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I haven’t stopped yet but I did the weaning thing.  So now I’m down to feeding 2 once late afternoon and early morning.  I only pump when I get in pain.  If you can’t take it then pump just to take the edge off.  My girlfriend did that and it took her a little over a week to completely dry up.  Good luck!

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