Childhood Diseases

Posted by: MomOfGirls | 2011/09/12


stop breasfeed

I am getting baby off breast and breasts are painfull. what can I take or do. I know cabbage leave relive, pls tell me something else.

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I am going to ask our regular forum members to give you some advice. It would also help if you wrote in to our Breastfeeding Support Forum which you will find on the Paediatrician's page on Health24.

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Posted by: Purple | 2011/09/12

If you wean your baby too quickly this is what happens.
IF possible, rather reduce breastfeeds by one every couple of days so that your breasts can slowly produce less milk and you are not in pain. This is also emotionally easier on you and baby.

Yes, cabbage leaves will help with the engorgement and associated pain.
A very hot or very cold face cloth will also help.

You can also express to comfort level (but no more otherwise you will continue to produce milk).

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