Milk after still birth
Bluebelltulip · 26/01/2019 15:33
My daughter passed away a week ago and I gave birth to her on Thursday. I was given something to suppress my milk but can remember what it was, my boobs are starting to ache and I was wondering if anyone could help me with whether I will need to do anything else to help it?
I feel like my body isn't ready to be recovering from birth as she was only 32 weeks. I have another daughter who is 2 and it feels wrong going though this without a newborn to look after.
herethereandnow · 26/01/2019 16:21
HI @Bluebelltulip, I'm so so sorry for your loss, I hope you are getting all the care you need through this sad time, I know your darling daughter knew the immense love you have for her.
There are milk banks around the country depending on where you live, is there someone who can call the hospital and ask them for advice too? They should be able to point you in the right direction.
What a generous gift you are giving, I hope it gives you some comfort. Sending you all the love and support. xx
Bluebelltulip · 26/01/2019 16:29
Sorry if my wording was misleading but I'm trying to stop my milk.
herethereandnow · 26/01/2019 16:31
Ohmygoodness I'm sooooooo sorry!!!! Please ignore my message. I'm so so sorry!
TheEagle · 26/01/2019 16:33
So sorry for what you’re going through bluebell
You could take Sudafed or similar medication with pseudoephedrine as that will help dry up the milk.
Cabbage leaves in your bra also help.
If you’re in a lot of pain, ibuprofen is the best choice of anti-inflammatory.
There are specialised medications to dry up milk but these need to be taken under medical advice as their side effects can be very far-reaching.
Wishing you all the best
Hiphopopotamous · 26/01/2019 16:35
There is a medicine we give to stop the milk in these sad situations called bromocriptine, your GP might not be able to prescribe it though, it's area dependent if a specialist should do it.
Sorry for your loss.
Bluebelltulip · 26/01/2019 16:37
I was given something while I was in hospital and told I only needed to take that one tablet but it evidently hasn't stopped it completely.
rytonsister · 26/01/2019 17:10
rytonsister · 26/01/2019 17:12
Medication, ibuprofen, and time. It will dry up given time .
My loss was sooner that yours but my milk still came in
Hope you are in touch with SANDS or similar too.
namechangedbutneedadvice · 26/01/2019 17:16
Bluebelltulip I hope you have your answer about the milk medication (above). Want to say that I am so so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how you must be feeling. I hope you have a good circle of support around you. I imagine your 2 year old DD keeps you busy but I hope you're finding time to look after yourself.
So much love to you
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