I'm expecting my 3rd baby. I take a fairly high dose of anti-depressants and have been advised by my consultant not to breastfeed. I have accepted this and bottle fed my other 2 babies. However, I suffered severe pain with engorged boobs as I had loads of milk and obviously wasn't using any of it. Both times it took 2 weeks to go away and I was in agony with rock hard boobs and couldn't even put my arms by my sides.
I have used lots of painkillers, ice cold packs in my bra, savoy cabbage leaves.
I have read that Sage tea or capsules can help dry up breastmilk. Does anyone have any experience of this? Or any other effective solutions?