How to reduce the production of breast milk
Sometimes it happens that various reasons - mostly medical - forcing a woman to stop breastfeeding. In most cases at an emergency feeding completion insists the doctor. But a nursing mother normally this is not morally ready, so depressed and confused - the most common reaction. Dramatically reduce or even stop lactation is possible using several methods.
Instruction how to reduce the production of breast milk
Remember, the safest is a gradual decrease in lactation. Prior to the complete cessation of milk production takes about 2-3 weeks. Minimize the number of attachment to the baby's chest (the less the baby stimulates the nipple, the less milk is produced). In the beginning, most often 2-4 days after weaning, breast nalitsya can become painful and hot. Your goal at this time - relief of discomfort. Treat breast care, wear a good supportive, tight, but not tight underwear. Express by hand or breast pump only to alleviate feelings. Use cold packs or wrap (cabbage leaves with gauze or buttermilk).
Take infusions of mint and sage 1-2 glasses a day. It is also possible use of diuretics (bearberry, cranberry leaf, etc.).
Drag the chest. After all, in order to reduce the amount of breast milk, it is necessary to reduce the blood flow to the breast. To do this, each time after a feeding or pumping over tighten the chest, ie, moderately strongly held her ribs. Use bandages or a T-shirt from a very dense and low-stretch material. Overtighten only an empty chest. And remember: today, experts have concluded that the way to end of lactation is accompanied by the highest percentage of mastitis. Therefore, the benefits of this method is small, and the risk of complications is very high.
Drink more. Ironically, studies have shown that milk production is reduced in women who drink more than 2.5 liters of fluid per day. But remember, the drink should be cool, as warm and hot drinks only stimulate a surge of milk.
Try to reduce, and then completely stop the production of breast milk with the help of drugs. But remember that the interruption of lactation in this way - this is the most extreme solution. And it should be used only when really need abrupt cessation of breastfeeding. Please note that these drugs have a lot of serious side effects (nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, fatigue and even depression). And it also happens that the tablets have a prolonged effect with the next child complicate lactation, so the drugs and their dosage, you may appoint a doctor.