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    Did Anyone Here Skip Breastfeeding

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    I'm looking for firsthand experience from anyone who chose not to nurse a baby from the start. I will not be nursing Malachi and I'm a little nervous about the process of preventing/ending production. I've read lots of general info and tips from various sources, but I'm hoping to find some actual experiences in case there are things I haven't heard or thought of. I'm not excited about the inevitable discomfort and would definitely appreciate any tips anyone might have to offer me. TIA, and also feel free to PM instead of posting if that's more comfortable.
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    I wrapped my chest as tight as I could with bandages and wore them 24/7.

    It really helped with the pain.
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    Same as Decks. With my daughter the hospital wrapped my chest tight with compression bandages. If I remember right they said it would restrict the room for the milk to develop and I would dry up faster. With my son they just gave me a shot. I don't recall much suffering either time. Seemed the milk went away pretty fast.





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    I will be skipping with the twins. I didn't produce anything with our daughter so im thinking it will be the same.



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    I didn't nurse ODBD and they had me immediately after birth put on two tight sports bras one over the other and keep them on. They told me to keep them doubled for a week or two and I did and never had an issue or pain or anything because I never allowed my body to even let my milk come in. Worked great.
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    I have a few friends who didn't nurse at all. They all wrapped themselves tightly in bandages & had cabbage (I think it was) stuffed in there. The cabbage helped with the engorgement.
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    Thanks ladies! Sounds like pressure is the biggest thing. Luckily my milk has never come in all the way until I was already nursing, so I am really hoping I can prevent it. Lots of articles suggest frozen peas (still in the bags I assume ) and DH loves to talk about how I'll be a walking snack machine.
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    Cabbage leaves on your breast
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    I wore sports bras and used a bosom bandit. Super painful for a couple days but it definitely helped.

    Amazon.com: Bosom Bandit breast support wrap breast binder suppress lactation: Clothing
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