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Old 10-30-2006, 08:05 AM   #1
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I really need some advice on how to dry my milk up. I have tried taking benedryl, but that didnt work. so now what?? It seems when i have a baby to nurse i dont have enough, and now that i have no baby to nurse, i have a huge supply of milk, and my breasts are soooo sore!!!

Anyone have any magic pill??

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Old 10-30-2006, 08:09 AM   #2
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Re: drying up help?

Have you tried putting cabbage leaves in your bra? I know it sounds weird.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:21 AM   #3
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Pump and donate it to a Mama that can't nurse. I wish I had that when I was suffering with supply issues.
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Re: drying up help?

Cabbage--- a few heads, peel the leaves off it-- crumple so you break the veins, soak in water and put in fridge-- wrap each breast in leaves, put new ones on as soon as they wilt or get warm. 48-72 hours fo this will almost completey cut it.

Sudafed and Benadrly.... that's what my doctor had me do. Keep it up.

Not the best idea but you can cut your water intake a bit-- stay away from oatmeal, alfalfa, other stimulating foods.

Express a tiny bit to relieve pain and prevent plugged ducts/mastitis. Avoid any stimulation (keep your back to the shower head).

Wear a bra that fits well -- not too tight (and don't bind) but not loose.

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Old 10-30-2006, 09:00 AM   #5
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Well, this is just for decreasing supply, but all these could help: http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/milks...versupply.html
I second the cabbage leaves, too. Melissa.
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:44 PM   #6
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Sudafed worked better then benadryl for me.
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Sage and peppermint. Oil of sage is sold by Motherlove I believe as a magic pill basically.
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Re: drying up help?

I used the cabbage leaves and I don't know if they helped actually dry me up, but they were very soothing.

I've heard suggestions of using cold compresses.

What felt best for me was to be in the hot shower when I couldn't bear it anymore. I know that probably delayed dry up but I had to do it.
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Actually, there is a pill that your dr. can give you to dry up your milk.
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:40 PM   #10
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Re: drying up help?

I have tried it all and no relief yet.You wouild think it has been a week, i would get some comfort. I go to the doc on monday, so i will ask about a dry up magic pill, if i havent dried up yet...

Thing is, i was going to pump and donate, but after i had the baby, it is really to hard to think about it. Funny how i went from best intentions to complete seflishness... I dont want any reminders that my baby isnt here to nurse. I just want the milk to stop
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