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Milk production Man in stockings Due November 18 (boy); 1 child; Southern, IL, United States 4031 posts
Jun 28th '15

With my first my milk never came in at all. I tried for a week he ended up with bad jaudence. Which looking back my b**bs only hurt for the first 6 weeks of pregnancy.  This go around I am in constant b**b pain every day (19.5 weeks), but I cannot breast feed this child either due to the meds I have to be on until about 3 months after the baby is born. 

How can I stop my milk production from happening after I give birth? Are there home remedies I could do? Or something I can take to help dry it up faster if it does happen to come in?

TootsMcGoots Due July 20 (girl); 2 kids; Saskatchewan 5253 posts
Jun 28th '15

Cold compresses, cabbage leaves in your bra, and I heard pure peppermint essential oil can decrease your milk supply. 

Jess&A+A 3 kids; 1 angel baby; kitchener, ON, Canada 21044 posts
Jun 28th '15

I hear drinking mint tea helps and cabbage. 

Man in stockings Due November 18 (boy); 1 child; Southern, IL, United States 4031 posts
Jun 29th '15

Quoting ~Cherry Jam~:
Why oh why did I torture myself with cotton candy 


Cotton candy! Lol

Man in stockings Due November 18 (boy); 1 child; Southern, IL, United States 4031 posts
Jun 29th '15

Do I start the tea after I have given birth? Or is it something I could start about 2 weeks before my due date? 

Drew90 Due December 28; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7424 posts
Jun 29th '15

Whatever route you take I would recommend you do it slowly. Letting your milk dry up all at once puts you at greater risk for clogged ducts and mastitis. 

Man in stockings Due November 18 (boy); 1 child; Southern, IL, United States 4031 posts
Jun 29th '15

Quoting Drew90:
Whatever route you take I would recommend you do it slowly. Letting your milk dry up all at once puts you at greater risk for clogged ducts and mastitis. 


That's what I'm worried about! I already know it isn't going to feel the best to have it come in and not be able to have it released. Should I still pump like once a day...man I wish my milk came in with my first so I'd have some clue as to how to handle this!

Drew90 Due December 28; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7424 posts
Jun 29th '15

Quoting Man in stockings:

That's what I'm worried about! I already know it isn't going to feel the best to have it come in and not be able to have it released. Should I still pump like once a day...man I wish my milk came in with my first so I'd have some clue as to how to handle this!


You have to release it. Seriously. Just hand express once or twice a day depending on how engorged you get. If baby is not breastfeeding you will eventually dry up. I did this with my last pregnancy. I stopped BFing at around 2months (I was only BFing 2-3 times a day so I didn't have much for milk anyway) and just hand expressed a couple times a day and about a month maybe a month and a half later I was completely dried up with no pain involved.

Man in stockings Due November 18 (boy); 1 child; Southern, IL, United States 4031 posts
Jun 29th '15

Quoting Drew90:

You have to release it. Seriously. Just hand express once or twice a day depending on how engorged you get. If baby is not breastfeeding you will eventually dry up. I did this with my last pregnancy. I stopped BFing at around 2months (I was only BFing 2-3 times a day so I didn't have much for milk anyway) and just hand expressed a couple times a day and about a month maybe a month and a half later I was completely dried up with no pain involved.


Thank you!

Drew90 Due December 28; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7424 posts
Jun 29th '15

Quoting Man in stockings:

Thank you!


No problem! Best of luck to you =)

rachellouise_ox Due August 13 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; United States 77 posts
Jun 29th '15

cabbage leaves

Man in stockings Due November 18 (boy); 1 child; Southern, IL, United States 4031 posts
Jun 29th '15

Quoting ~Cherry Jam~:

Omg I was wondering where the hell I typed this. But hey. Couldn't hurt !


I'm dying right now lol omg lol