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Drying Up Your Milk Supply

on August 06, 2014 in Breastfeeding, Drying Up after Weaning

All mothers reach the time when nursing comes to an end and they need to dry up their milk production. This may happen when a mother elects to stop nursing in the early weeks of nursing or later when an older baby or toddler is weaned or stops nursing on his/her own.

When weaning happens while a baby is young and the milk supply is abundant, there are a couple of ways to proceed. Keep in mind that unrelieved engorgement is nature’s way to lower and end the production. You can allow the breasts to stop making milk on their own by wearing a supportive bra and using cold packs and ibuprofen for comfort. The engorgement will come to an end after several days.

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