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breast milk question Rebecca Lynn kinq 2 kids; Muscatine, Iowa 55 posts
9th Feb '13

I had my baby boy 6 days ago and as most moms know your b**bs hurt after u give birth im not breast feeding but I did buy a breast pump to relieve some of the pain so my question is how much should I pump to still get rid of some pain but eventually stop gettig milk in I dont want my body to think me pumping is baby eatting any help?

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 5080 posts
9th Feb '13

just enough to relieve it. maybe an ounce or 2

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
9th Feb '13

If you're not pumping and feeding baby, then don't pump. If you stimulate your supply, your body will continue to produce. Buy some cabbage leaves, break up the veins and place them in your bra.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
9th Feb '13

If you aren't breast feeding you are just going to draw it out by pumping.



Put on a sports bra (or two) with some ice packs and the milk should dry up within a week. Cabbage leaves work too.

Rebecca Lynn kinq 2 kids; Muscatine, Iowa 55 posts
9th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tristan and Liams mommy:</b>" just enough to relieve it. maybe an ounce or 2 "</blockquote>




Ok thats what ive been doing had a couple people tell me the same thing but just wanted to make sure thanks

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [15 wks]:" If you're not pumping and feeding baby, then don't pump. If you stimulate your supply, your body will continue to produce. Buy some cabbage leaves, break up the veins and place them in your bra."


I agree with this. Pumping will only stimulate your body to make more milk, causing the drying up process to take even longer.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
9th Feb '13

Why not just pump for LO until you can't get any anymore or until it gets old and feed it to him?:? I guess I don't understand why waste such perfect milk :(

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting Rebecca Lynn kinq:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tristan and Liams mommy:</b>" just enough to relieve it. maybe ... [snip!] ... Ok thats what ive been doing had a couple people tell me the same thing but just wanted to make sure thanks"

No stop! I am doing my OB clinical rotation and they said no stimulation or you will continue to produce milk. Even warm water hitting your breasts is a big no if you are not breast feeding you will just draw out the pain.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting lolajessup:" Why not just pump for LO until you can't get any anymore or until it gets old and feed it to him?:? I guess I don't understand why waste such perfect milk :("


Perfect, FREE MILK!! But to each their own...

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting Rebecca Lynn kinq:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tristan and Liams mommy:</b>" just enough to relieve it. maybe ... [snip!] ... Ok thats what ive been doing had a couple people tell me the same thing but just wanted to make sure thanks"


Then your body will keep on producing...

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting lolajessup:" Why not just pump for LO until you can't get any anymore or until it gets old and feed it to him?:? I guess I don't understand why waste such perfect milk :("

There are a lot of people that don't like breastfeeding. To each their own. Like I guess half the people that leave our hospital don't, which just seems so crazy to me too.

Rebecca Lynn kinq 2 kids; Muscatine, Iowa 55 posts
9th Feb '13

Im not breast feeding because I take meds that will harm my son if he drinks my milk and hes lactose intolerant

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting Rebecca Lynn kinq:" Im not breast feeding because I take meds that will harm my son if he drinks my milk and hes lactose intolerant"

You don't need to explain yourself. But seriously no pumping, it is just prolonging it.

LinzKae 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 417 posts
9th Feb '13

Correct me if I'm wrong but... Doesn't being lactoseintolerant have nothing to do with breast milk? Isn't it not lactose? I'm not argue because I understand the medication thing I'm just.curious?

Rebecca Lynn kinq 2 kids; Muscatine, Iowa 55 posts
10th Feb '13

It is produced in the breast and is independent of the mother's consumption of lactose. It is present in a constant concentration in breastmilk. Foremilk, the milk the baby gets when he first starts to feed, does not contain more lactose than hindmilk, but it does contain l ess fat