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HELP how can I stop milk production?

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stace1986 Sat 01-Aug-15 22:11:47

Can anyone give any advice on stopping milk production? I gave birth on wednesday at 23 + 5 weeks and unfortunately my little boy didn't make it. sad My boobs are now like rocks and really painful. Any help/advice would be great.

MrsAukerman Sat 01-Aug-15 22:16:54

Oh that's difficult. I'm so sorry for your

I know there used to be a pill available but not sure now. Worth an ask?

mygreeneyedboy Sat 01-Aug-15 22:17:07

I'm so so so sorry to hear that. Milk production is the last thing you want right now. If you massage your breast towards the nipple you'll be expressing milk - this will just increase the supply. But if it's getting very painful, if your breasts are going red and hot in places, then you'll have to express a bit, by massaging the red areas. Is there a midwife who can advise you? I believe there is a breastfeeding helpline you could ring.. They will be incredibly supportive, helpful and understanding.

BreeVDKamp Sat 01-Aug-15 22:18:18

Oh my gosh, I have no advice but couldn't read and run. I am so sorry for your loss flowers I have no words flowers

Hopefully someone else will see this and can help!

Baffledmumtoday Sat 01-Aug-15 22:20:21

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Mamabird3 Sat 01-Aug-15 22:21:06

Firstly I am so sorry for your loss. When I was slightly younger, my younger brother was born at a similar time as your ds (my mum had me as a teen and my siblings much later) and I remember my mum took some tablets to stop milk production. I'd ask your doctor for those as I'm pretty sure they should still have something to help you. Please ask for all the help you need. Again I am so sorry you are going through this. flowers

Momzilla82 Sat 01-Aug-15 22:23:10

I'm so sorry for your loss. Bless you. Leaking milk must feel like an added misery. flowers for you. You should be able to be prescribed some tablets to stop it. Please ring the hospitsl discharge- they should be able to prescribe. In the meantime please be kind to yourself.

GinAndSonic Sat 01-Aug-15 22:23:26

flowers im pretty sure there is a tablet as previously mentioned. You can express for comfort, and should if getting engorged as mastitis is the last thing you need right now. Take care of yourself x

FlossieTreadlight Sat 01-Aug-15 22:23:47

I'm so very sorry for your loss thanks

Sudafed contains a decongestant which decreases milk supply. You could try taking that as pain relief (checking you are not exceeding paracetamol safe limits) and hopefully that will help take the edge of the pain. Savoy cabbage leaves, chilled and then placed in your bra will also help sooth the pain, also avoiding stimulating your boobs eg avoiding shower spray going on them will help.

I'm very sorry you weren't given advice or support on this from your hospital. It may well be worth calling the ward you were treated on this evening to see if they can help - as a PP said, there is a pill you can take but I believe it has side effects that need some real consideration.

Take care of yourself x

Anotherdayanotherdollar Sat 01-Aug-15 22:27:35

I'm so sorry to hear that your little boy didn't make it. flowers
take regular paracetamol for the pain anyway. Wear a well fitting supportive bra and try and keep the heat away from your boobs. In the shower don't have water spray directly down as this will stimulate more. Cabbage leaves from the fridge will also help too. Xx

Baffledmumtoday Sat 01-Aug-15 22:29:17

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Baffledmumtoday Sat 01-Aug-15 22:31:18

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StoryOfMyLife Sat 01-Aug-15 22:33:19

I'm so sorry for your loss.

After my newborn daughter died I was given a tablet to stop milk production and it was very effective. I agree to call the ward you gave birth in for some help.

A warm shower can help (don't have the jets too long on your boobs or it can further stimulate your supply).

Elfina Sat 01-Aug-15 22:35:48

No advice, but I'm so, so sorry for your loss.

I have a feeling though that there's something you be prescribed?

mrslol Sat 01-Aug-15 22:43:25

I'm sorry I have no advice but I'm so sorry for your loss.

gingerbreadmam Sat 01-Aug-15 22:55:44

so sorry for your loss stace. i gave birth to my son at 27+2 last friday. he had already died.

my mw recommended wearing a tight fitting bra with breastpads. apparently there is something historical with the tablets that stop them so they dont really recommend tablets anymore.

if you are in pain though speak to your community midwife (if you have one, im still having visits) as you could be developing mastitis.

ive not had any problems with mine. swelled up for a day or two but feeling better now.

hope ur ok at this sad and difficult time thanks

nicemarmot Sat 01-Aug-15 23:00:35

I'm so sorry you lost your little boy. I lost my first son when he was 13months and was still breastfeeding. I didn't take any medication but expressed just enough to stop discomfort & becoming engorged. From memory I think it took about a week for it to settle down.

eurochick Sat 01-Aug-15 23:02:50

I'm so sorry.

My Mw recommended wetting Savoy cabbage leaves and freezing them. It's uncomfortable and if you leave them to long it stinks but it did give me some relief.

5YearsTime Sat 01-Aug-15 23:05:04

Stace, story, ginger and nice I have no advice but flowers and a hand.

stace1986 Sun 02-Aug-15 10:38:21

Thank you all for your kind words, and sorry for all those who are going through or suffered a previous loss.

Spoke to the midwife who advised to wear a tight bra, preferrably non wired and to take paim relief and use cabbage leaves so will give that a try and hopefully it works.

Doublebubblebubble Sun 02-Aug-15 15:11:22

You can take a pill - I have had a stillbirth of twins, so I know entirely what you're going through - I chose not to take it though as I didn't like the side effects. So and This might sound odd but I put sanitary pads in the freezer and wore those under my bra. Also I tried very very hard not to touch my boobs. From what I remember It honestly doesn't take too long for it to go... I remember wanting to not look/feel pregnant anymore it is such a horrible time. I wish you peace and my thoughts are very much with you and yours flowers

mrsg1888 Tue 04-Aug-15 00:04:37

I'm so sorry for your loss!
There is definitely medical relief available.
I have somewhat selfishly enquired as I do not want to breastfeed due to problems last time round and have been told there is a pill but I was not given the name.

On other research I seen people saying the ingredient pseudo ephedrine which is in sudafed will also help to get rid of your supply.
Hope you have some help soonthanks

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