I know this is a forum for women who are trying to breastfeed, but I have a question. I gave birth on June 28 and my milk supply came in about 5 days later. But I have a low supply of milk and my baby has a hard time latching on. We had been supplementing so she wouldn't lose weight and I was pumping every 2 hours. But with this being my last baby and all the stress I was under (I was a mess...crying all the time because I couldn't feed my baby and the lack of sleep from pumping all the time just to give her a bottle) I decided to go with just formula. The problem is my right breast became engorged (which I treated with cold ice packs) but my left one continues to leak all the time. It has never became engorged and the right one quit producing milk right after the engorgement went away. How do I get the milk supply to stop all together? Thanks in advance for your help ladies!
In the 80s they used to give you pills to dry it up my mum said,or wrap you up tightly (banding) but I think the safest way is to wait and not stimulate the breasts.
When I had my 1st son I didnt bf and it took 2 weeks for the engorgement to go down,then for months if I squeezed I could still get milk.
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