maybe an odd question?

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by caz81, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. caz81

    caz81 Well-Known Member

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    i am bottle feeding as could not get the hang of breast feeding, anyway my sil says i need to get tablets to supress my breast milk as if i dont i will get a fever? Is this true? i had not heard this and am currently staying in Oman so there is no help/support like midwives i can ask...did anyone have to do this?
     
  2. honey08

    honey08 mum2two boys/2mc

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    i didnt do anything ....... to dry ur milk up dymean ?x
     
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    caz81 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, thats what i mean
     
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    history_girls Mummy to 2 Girlies

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    I didn't take anything. When I stopped bf after two weeks, i expressed twice a day for another two weeks. i think this helped to naturally reduce the amount of milk i had. Yeah there were a couple of days where my boobs killed but nothing more than that. I certainly didn't get ill.
     
  5. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    They used to give pills to stop milk like years and years ago, when it was thought that formula was better than breastmilk... now they only give pills in cases like after a loss from what I understand.
     
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    britt1986 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't BF and I had no problems with my milk drying up. Other than my boobs hurting like hell for a few days and leterally putting on the tightest bra I had and wrapping them with an ace bandage, I had no issues. Here in my state they don't give the pill to dry you up anymore because it was causing strokes in women.
     
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    caz81 Well-Known Member

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    thanks, i did not think she was right, her 'advice' normally isnt but i was a bit worried so thought i would check!!
     
  8. Lucy's_mommy

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    I didnt do anything either and wasn't advised by my health visitor, it just dried up on their own. x
     
  9. DizzyMoo

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    I bf for the 1st 3wks hun & coz jax just wasn't happy/settling i put him on ff. I had 2 days of really sore engorged boobies but then that "edge" of pain faded & in total took about 5 days before i felt ok, a week before they felt normal again (virtually) .

    What your friend is thinking of is mastitis, where your milk ducts become blocked its extremely painful & with that comes a fever (usually). That's diff to just not bf anymore hun. To help ease the pain though i took painkiller & expressed twice a day bare minimum to just ease that severe pain so was around 1 oz out of both , once in a morning once at night just for 2 days then i stopped. xx
     
  10. loopdido

    loopdido Mum to 2

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    I'm in the same boat - couldn't get Mirren to settle on bf and once we started supplementing her feeds with formula she then wouldn't latch cos she knew it wouldn't come as quick as with bottle!

    i've had huge sore boobies for 3 days and they've only just stopped soaking 3 breast pads at a time! lol. I read just to leave them, don't express, don't have hot baths or let hot shower go on them too long, and to take ibruprofen.
     

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