stop breast milk from coming in...
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:14 PM
I think you're on the right track with binding, cabbage leaves, and ice packs. Here's a list of things that can inhibit milk production as well:
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:28 AM
Since I'm pumping, I haven't had to figure this one out.
I hope you are healing well!
Posted 30 December 2016 - 02:12 PM
I know this is an older post, but I thought I would add to this one instead of starting a new one.
I'm trying to stop my milk before I go back to work next Wednesday. I haven't breastfed or emptied by pumping since Monday. In Oregon, they don't sell Sudafed over the counter and (one of) my OB says they don't prescribe medication anymore. The best advice her nurse gave me was to wear a tight fitting bra. My breasts still feel hard and sore. Not as hard as day 1 or 2. Currently, I'm wearing a comfortably fitting bralette, using cabbage leaves as needed, applying pressure when I feel a let down, applying peppermint essential oil, and drinking sage tea a few times a day. I did wear an ultra tight sports bra on day 2 but I'm worried about getting mastitis.
I didn't wean on pumping because it lengthens the time of weaning and I know I will not have time at work to pump.
What else should I do or consider?
Posted 30 December 2016 - 02:55 PM
Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:44 PM
Are there any other decongestants available? Many antihistamines have a decongestant in them like Allegra-D.
Posted 30 December 2016 - 07:21 PM
yes there are other medications. I think many of them are "safe" to take while breastfeeding so they wouldn't affect breastmilk. If someone has an alternative, please let me know.
Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:54 PM
Claritin-D and Allegra-D both have pseudoephedrine added. They are considered a risk for decreased milk supply when nursing.
Estrogen birth control pills also can effect milk supply.
Did you say you're doing cool compresses?
200mg of Vitamin B6 daily for about a week helps with engorgement. I don't know if it suppresses production, but it has been recommended for engorgement.
Posted 31 December 2016 - 01:03 AM
You cannot get products with pseudophedrine over the counter in Oregon. My OB won't prescribe anything.
Not interested in birth control.
Yes on cold compresses.
Thanks for the vitamin B6 suggestion.
Edited by mama_moon, 31 December 2016 - 01:04 AM.
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