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Old 09-19-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
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I think shes weaned

and i have to say im happy. my booby hurts to high heaven. and of course she keeps crawling all over me. ive been doing cold compresses, is there anything else i can do? its only the right because i stopped nursing on the left side long ago and its all dried up. but owwwwiiiiiieeeeeeeee. she hasnt nursed in 48 hours now. when can i expect themilk and the pain to go away?

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Old 09-19-2006, 04:57 PM   #2
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nak...i think i remember something about lettuce/cabbage leaves in your bra. i don't know about weaning, but i remember people telling me to use cabbage in my bra to make it more comfy when my milk came in, but to not use them too long, b/c they'd make my milk dry up. ouchy though!!!
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Old 09-19-2006, 04:58 PM   #3
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Ouchie! If she went cold turkey...OUCH. I would expect to be engorged for a few days and then every day will be a little better.

DD weaned so slowly that I was never engorged..boy that was nice!
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I was told that cabbage leaves will dry up your milk, and most likely your pain is from engorgement so it might help to put a cabbage leaf in your bra. I would think the cold pack would help too.

Good luck mamma, Hope it feels better soon.
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:21 PM   #5
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Re: I think shes weaned

You might want to pump/ hand express a tiny bit. Only to the point of comfort- it may only take 20 seconds. You can do this whenever it gets uncomfortable. This will prevent a blocked milk duct- not what you want now that she is done.
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Re: I think shes weaned

I had to wean suddenly-- drastic stop.

Cabbage leaves-- get a few heads, peal the full leaves out and crumble them (to break oven the veins), soak in water and place in the fridge to chill-- place the around your breast in your bra-- replace then whenever they get warm or wilt-- 24-36 hours will make a big difference.

Express just enough to relieve pain-- take Ibprofuren-- use ice instead of heat on them for pain. Do not bind yourself.... Wear a supportive bra, but nothing tight. Hmmm. What else-- in the shower, keep your back to the water (so not to stimulate let down-- water at least always did it to me).

Watch for any signs of mastitis or plugged ducts.
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Re: I think shes weaned

It's not really sudden - she was only nursing before bed and in the early morning.

I have some cabbage actually so I'll try that. Hubby will think I'm a freak, but eh, whats new lol
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Cabbage leaves do wonders, just be prepared to toss whatever bra you put them in
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Cabbage leaves do wonders, just be prepared to toss whatever bra you put them in
I'll just use the nursing bras then lol

what happens to the bra out of curiosity
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Mine REEKED - couldn't get the smell out no matter what I did!
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