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    Question Milk drying up?

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    Other than using cabbage leaves, what can I do to help this process along? I HAVE to get on antibiotics soon and we've been supplementing with formula anyways, so I figure now is as good a time as any.


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    Have you checked to see if you can take the antibiotics and bf? A lot you can be on.
    But mint, cabbage leaves, tight bras all will help.
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    I didn't do anything to help the process but mine took around 2 ish weeks to dry up
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    Thanks everyone. I will go get cabbage and mint, and I'm wearing a sports bra!

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    Have you checked to see if you can take the antibiotics and bf? A lot you can be on.
    But mint, cabbage leaves, tight bras all will help.
    My doctor said no. That's why I haven't gotten the medicine yet, but I am at the point where I want it NOW and it's more important to me than BFing. We've had a struggle from the get-go anyways.


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    I go cold turkey. Hurts for a few days, but I find that quicker.


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    Tight sports bra helps but doesn't eliminate the pain. Just keep it on. Sorry you are having to stop nursing
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Emma* View Post
    I didn't do anything to help the process but mine took around 2 ish weeks to dry up
    Wow I wish mine dried up that fast. Mine took months to dry up.
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    it took months plus my infection. they ended up binding me up and i'd have to sleep that way. good luck and don't forget if it starts hurting too much ice packs will ease anything...
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    You can start the antibiotics now while you are going through the drying up process, you just won't be able to use any of the milk. If you need them get them! They might move that process along a little faster anyway.
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