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    Default its not what i wanted....

    But between the stresses of being a single new mother and school (full time) and work (part time) we are no longer breast feeding... I am also bi-polor and have been off my meds since i found out i was pregnant my LO is now 15 weeks old and does ok with the formula. he would much rather have mommys milk but you do what you got to do...mean while my breast i feel are makeing more milk then before whats the easiest way to reduce my milk im leaking all the time...please help !
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    Default Re: its not what i wanted....

    I don't know much about this, so hopefully others will have more tips for you. But one thing is express enough milk just to relieve engorgement - you don't want to get mastitis.
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    Default Re: its not what i wanted....

    Are you sure you have to wean with your medications?

    http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/index.html

    You can search for your prescriptions here:
    http://www.motherisk.org/women/drugs.jsp

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    Default Re: its not what i wanted....

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jenniebean5 View Post
    But one thing is express enough milk just to relieve engorgement - you don't want to get mastitis.
    If you take out only just enough to take the edge off, you'll relieve your discomfort and gradually reduce your supply. Cold cabbage leaves worn in your bra, and drinking sage or peppermint tea should also help reduce supply.

    Definitely check out those links on medications in the previous post- a lot of times moms are told that they must wean for medical reasons, but often docs just aren't well-informed about what meds are truly not compatible with breastfeeding.

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    Default Re: its not what i wanted....

    how many times in 24 hours would you say baby was nursing or you were pumping.
    Lots of info here

    Weaning slowly is beter then cold turkey
    Cold turkey you risk plugged ducts or mastistis.

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/weaning_mom.html

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