Will Epsom Salts dry up my milk?

(7 Posts)
fannybanjo Fri 21-Aug-09 18:08:34

I have stopped breast feeding DD3 (nearly 7 months) yesterday, I am in absolute agony, I am engorged like I have never known and can't even concentrate as the pain is so bad! I have bought Epsom Salts out of desperation but does anyone know if they work?

If not, any other ideas!? I really am desperate!

moondog Fri 21-Aug-09 18:09:51

Why are you stopping so abruptly??
Epsom salts won't really help, no.

fannybanjo Fri 21-Aug-09 18:29:06

I havent stopped abruptly, I was down to 1 to 2 feeds a day buy I am so full of milk, always had too much iykwim?

fannybanjo Fri 21-Aug-09 18:29:28

but not buy

moondog Fri 21-Aug-09 18:52:37

Oh, really?
Hmm, that is tough.
Could you feed every other day?
Or express just enough off to feel comfortable?

fannybanjo Fri 21-Aug-09 19:11:47

Unfortunately DD3 has just lost interest in breast feeding since I introduced the bottle, I had planned to carry on doing morning and evening feeds for at least the new 3 months but she wasn't having any of it. I have just hand expressed a bit off to relieve the discomfort, that seems to have helped slightly. I was the same with DD1 and DD2 but had forgot how painful it was. Thanks anyway!

moondog Fri 21-Aug-09 19:24:00

Cabbage leaves?
Hot showers?
Cold showers?

Even express once a day and give in a bottle?

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