How Can You Dry Up The Milk

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ella431 - January 27

I have a friend whos about to give birth, but is going to be strictly bottle feeding. Is there any things she can do to help with drying up her milk supply after the baby is born? Is it common to get br___t infections for mothers who never br___t feed? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks ! :)

 

Cevvin - January 28

Just let them dry up, its painful, but thats about all you can do. If she gets to uncomfortable tell her to pump just until she is comfortable. Take advil for pain and swelling. Ice packs, and cabage leaves in the bra help.

 

redmondsky - January 28

I think (although I could be wrong)...you are supposed to wear a tight fitting bra...right after the baby is born and for a few weeks after - a good sportsbra would probably do the trick. Tell her to check with her doctor though...I mean generally the milk comes in on demand (from my understanding...) so if the baby is not sucking during the first few days after birth - then the milk would not come in because the signal is not been sent to the brain to make milk...however...I would have her check with her doctor...you don't want a b___st infection BUT if you don't have the baby on the b___st - then maybe only a small amount of colestrum would be made.....

 

joeysmom - February 2

The milk will come in and it will hurt like hell. I tried b___stfeeding but it just didn't work my son could not latch on so I just pumped as soon as the pain became unbearable And it has taken a few days but it was not too bad. My friend was strictly doing bottles and she was in horrible pain for about 11 days. That's why I pumped, I couldn't handle it!

 

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