How To Dry Up Breast Milk

As we all know that breast milk is the best nutrition for a baby but however it should come to an end after one point of time. Normally the lactation period lasts for a year and after this you have to starts bottle feeding. It can be difficult to wean a child from the breast milk so it might take some time to halt the milk supply. Discontinuation of breast milk may be difficult for the mothers too. Some tips are discussed below to stop the supply of milk supply.

Drying up breast milkYou should try to wean your child slowly as it may be difficult to wean at once. This way the body gets the signal to lower the milk production. You should substitute breast feeding with bottle feeding. After you have stopped breast feeding it is advised not pump breast milk every day. It may lead to more production of milk. You should pump the breast milk only when you desperately need a relief. Applying cabbage leaf on the breast s is also an effective way of discontinuing milk supply. You need place one leaf inside each cup of your bra and wait till milk supply slows down.

Dry Up Breast MilkDuring soreness medicine can be consumed however you should not form a habit as it might be reactive. Consumption of sage tree is also an effective way drying up the breast milk. You should consume about 2-3 cups of sage tea every day. Drinking water may also help in drying the milk so drink as much water as you can.

As the milk is already present in the breasts during weaning process the formation of milk automatically stops. However the stimulation of milk should be avoided all the time. While taking shower make sure that your nipples don’t touch the shower as it may produce stimulation and milk.
Dry Up Breast MilkStopping breastfeeding immediately may lead to unnecessary frustration for you and your child, so this should be avoided. You should always remember that more the demand more the supply so you should always try to control the urges of relieving yourself by feeding your baby. This will only lead to increase in the production of the milk. You should avoid heating pad or heated shower water to contact the nipples as it may lead to stimulation. You can always contact a lactation consultant as it is important for you to get a regular check up your breasts during lactation period.

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