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    Default Help to dry up breastmilk?

    Hi everyone!

    I don't know if anyone will be able to give me any advice, and I tried to ask the online expert but couldn't work out how to post a new thread LOL being a bit blonde today.

    My DD is 21 months old.... I BF her for 12 months.... but after stopping last November I STILL HAVE MILK!!! I'm not talking amounts that are leaking crazily or anything because we weaned very gradually but it is still there and I don't like it.

    I went to my GP and she said it is perfectly normal for women to still have milk for years after, she said I could try going on the pill and it would either make the situation better or worse and of course after 2 weeks on the pill it has made it worse and I could now happily take up bf again at the drop of a hat.

    Does anyone know how to get rid of it? I called the Australian Breastfeeding association and they suggested a naturopath but I don't know any good ones in my area. Otherwise online it says sage tea (how do you make it - I tried once and it made me very naseous so I obviously did something wrong!)

    Thanks! I appreciate any help/advice
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    Default Help to dry up breastmilk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Melameen View Post
    Hi everyone!

    I don't know if anyone will be able to give me any advice, and I tried to ask the online expert but couldn't work out how to post a new thread LOL being a bit blonde today.

    My DD is 21 months old.... I BF her for 12 months.... but after stopping last November I STILL HAVE MILK!!! I'm not talking amounts that are leaking crazily or anything because we weaned very gradually but it is still there and I don't like it.

    I went to my GP and she said it is perfectly normal for women to still have milk for years after, she said I could try going on the pill and it would either make the situation better or worse and of course after 2 weeks on the pill it had made it worse and I could know happily take up bf again at the drop of a hat.

    Does anyone know how to get rid of it? I called the Australian Breastfeeding association and they suggested a naturopath but I don't know any good ones in my areas. Otherwise online it says sage tea (how do you make it - I tried once and it made me very naseous so I obviously did something wrong!)

    Thanks! I appreciate any help/advice
    I am not sure how to completely dry it up but just wanted to say I feel your pain! I could still squeeze watery milk out when my son was 3.5! I stopped bf when he was 11months! Since Falling pregnant it cleared up completely... But I realise this may not be the best solution for some LOL

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    Default Help to dry up breastmilk?

    I can't be 100% certain how, but my grandmothers both told me they used to use Epsom salts (they were midwives)

    Maybe you could find some more info about it???

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    Default Help to dry up breastmilk?

    Can you buy sage tablets?
    Or even antihistamines. These are meant to dry up your mucous.

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    Default Help to dry up breastmilk?

    You might find this helpful http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastf...bs-oversupply/ also says how to make the sage tea.

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    I used sage capsules and sage tea when DD was 13mths. Don't know if it really helped though.

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    I'm a bit late to the party here but if you're still looking for advice, try sage tablets. I used them when trying to dry up


 

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