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    Default Baby weaned....boobs NOT happy

    I started weaning my 9mo DS about 3 weeks ago.I thought I'd do it slowly - ie drop a feed here and there but he is now uninterested in bf'ing all together (which I'm more than happy with) but my breasts are sooo sore and lumpy.

    With DD I went cold turkey and ended up with mastitis so I don't want that to happen again.

    I've massaged them whilst in a hot shower, wearing a supportive but not tight bra and tried expressing off a little bit but I'm so engorged as soon as I touch them I get letdown and spray the room.
    I can't hold DS properly as I'm so tender
    I've not fed for 3 days now, just wondering if you have any other tips at all?
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    You can get something from your GP to dry up your supply - I don't know much about it, but had a friend who had to wean at 6 months for medical reasons and she was given something by her GP to help dry up her milk.

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    The meds for that can be quite bad for you.
    Try an antihistamine? I read they can help. And there are herbal teas that are meant to help too- sage tea and string peppermint tea. Cabbage leaves in the bra?

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    I was also told coffee helps to dry up supply. Not sure if that's true??!!

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    Avoid porridge or anything with rolled oats in it. Can you express enough to make you comfy a couple of times a day? It will mean it takes longer to dry up but you might be comfier.

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    I remember missie_mack who used to be on here said parsley would dry up milk and used to suggest tabouli. Also can you express for comfort?

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    I went cold turkey and I has a few dats on ibuprofen and limited my warm showers.... I also had suffered from mastitis just prior to weaning so I had a course of antibiotics so I think that helped as well

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    Try some cold and flu tablets. Apparently they can be drying for milk as well as snot

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    I never had the problem so haven't tried it ... but I've heard that cabbage leaves in the bra is supposed to help immensely.

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    Cold cabbage leaves in the bra so good! It actually works. And its like they were made for boobs.. they are just the perfect shape to fit over.

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