Re: Weaning with Mastitis?
The weaning method you mentioned is just one way to wean, and it's generally not the recommended method because it puts you at greater risk for engorgement and mastitis. And if you're already prone to mastitis... The benefit of the weaning method you mention is that it's fast. But fast isn't always best!
The other way of weaning is to go slow. Instead of dropping all the feedings/pumping sessions at once, and putting up with the engorgement, you drop a single session at a time, wait a few days, and then drop another. This allows your milk supply to decrease a little at a time, and should reduce your risk of ending up badly engorged or suffering from mastitis. Some moms have to go even slower than described above, and decrease the amount of milk they're pumping per session and before completely dropping the session.
I don't know any medications that can help with drying up milk supply- but talk to your doc or midwife! They may know. I do know that sage and peprmint tea are recommended for moms who want to reduce milk supply.
Finally, how old is your baby? If she's still under a year, there's still time to get nursing right and we'd be happy to help you troubleshoot. No pressure, of course!
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