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Old 01-06-2013, 02:22 AM   #1
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OTC meds to dry up?

I'm weaning my almost 13month old due to severe thrush issues and I haven't nursed since Tues AM and haven't pumped since Wed PM. I wasn't full until Fri PM and have just been hand expressing in the shower but that's not helping much. I always heard Sudafed wasn't good for BFing because it dries up your milk. If I take it now will it help prevent engorgement and Mastitis?? I'm starting to feel pain and don't want to pump and start all over again with producing more milk.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:44 AM   #2
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I don't have any experience but my aunt had gotten hives and she was taking benedryl and it dried her up.

Eta: I've used sudafed while nursing and nothing happened. I believe sudafed is one of the safe ones to take while nursing

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:45 AM   #3
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Ok thanks! I knew it was something... <sigh> so painfully full this morning
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Yes! Benadryl
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:09 PM   #5
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Well I caved and ended up pumping 8oz this morning because I was in too much pain but I may take Benadryl tonight and see if that helps any.
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Re: OTC meds to dry up?

I heard of parsley, let me link to some things I found here
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http://www.livestrong.com/article/11...duction-after/
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another http://heartofmidwifery.blogspot.com...east-milk.html
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Oh man I just started taking Sudafed. Do I need to switch to Benadryl?

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Re: OTC meds to dry up?

When I was weaning I used cabbage leaves to help with the pain and engorgement. Ibuprofen was really great too. I didn't get mastitis or anything and it took about a week for the milk to totally dry up. It was terrible but it passed.
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