hello all experts

my son is 14months old nd I want to stop BF as I'm travelling without him for biz work my question is as I don't feed him it creates a lot of problems to me lk swelling sore breast and as I touch it it hurts pains lk anything...please advice wht can I do for same to get relief from the pain and also who to reduce swelling

hi ishu, take jasmine flower paste and apply on the breast,or tie the flower with any cloth around. it will decrease the swelling and control milk production

wht else cn be done jasmine flower nt available

If ur idea is to completely stop breast feeding then consult ur gynac, the doctor can prescribe tablets to stop milk supply. and it will take 2-3 days of time. without tablets it will take more time and you need to keep extracting milk often and the pain is too much.

u can use cabbage leaves.. I've heard that placing cabbage leaves in the bra reduces pain and swelling

It is best to gradually stop breast feeding. At present it appears that you have been feeding actively and since you are stopping abruptly it is getting painful. As you are looking at stopping, do not latch the baby but use a breast pump to express a few times a day to get relief. Slowly cut off expressing time and duration. You can do this paced over a few weeks. Breasts which get hard and lumpy may develop an infection and this will need treatment.

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