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Breast feeding



What are some way to stop your milk from coming in? i have a 1 month old, and suddenly he has decided he does not like my milk and i have put him on formula. but now my brest are engored and won`t stop leaking. what are some ways to stop them?


It is hard to stop breast feeding cold turkey.  Breast milk is produced in response to demand.  Generally, if you are able to decrease one feeding at a time your breasts will adjust to the decreased demand without too many difficulties.  In your case the process of your breast "drying up" may take a bit longer and certainly be more uncomfortable at the beginning.  Here are several things you can do:

In 4 to 7 days you should be much more comfortable.  Hope all goes well.

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Response by:

Barbara   Morrison, PhD, CNM, FNP Barbara Morrison, PhD, CNM, FNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University