I would not do cabbage right now, just stick to less stimulation and adding in peppermint. I have been using the cabbage leaves, drinking peppermint tea and taking Benadryl at night makes me drowsy. Express only enough to make you comfortable. If you need to you can talk to your doctor about taking a decongestant, however I would recommend peppermint oil capsules first. You could try drinking some peppermint tea as that should be just enough to decrease the supply without causing it to dry all the way up. I have been breast feeding for 11 months. However keep in mind that your breasts work by supply and demand.
I weaned my first child at a little after one year old with the help of a bottle and some great help from my husband. I was pumping for 5 days on the 3rd day my milk had dropped and i was pumping oz 4 oz on the left and on the right every 3 hrs for 15 mins. Unfortunately, due to post partum bleeding, I was not able to produce enough milk and was just able to breastfeed my baby for only two months until December. Hi, I have stopped pumping as of 4 days ago did it gradually but I still have a small lump left in my breast. I am thinking of asking for an ultrasound as I have had too many CT scans in the past and one just recently, for a different issue that having another mammogram and exposing myself to more radiation scares me.
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I have read every comment and they are all so helpful! To treat blocked ducts and mastitis: Great job maintaining a supply for as long as you have!! I have not tried decongestants or anything peppermint. I do recommend crushing the leaves prior. I have no reavers or red marks that go along with infection.
You can gradually wean yourself by spacing out the pumping sessions. When I finally wean my son will both breasts go back to normal or is it a lost cause? Taking motrin or Advil will help relieve any inflammation. I already has mastitis once when she was 4 weeks old and is deathly scared of getting it again no fun at all! I breastfed my daughter until about the 8 month mark when she started refusing to bf. The expressed before bed last nihht and emtied as best as I cojld ad I expressed for 5mins either side this morning at