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How to stop breastfeeding? When will the milk stop?

24 September 2010 5 Responses

Question by Brittni: My daughter is 8 months old and has totally lost interest in breastfeeding. From about 3-4 months she’s been slowly weaning herself away from it. For the past month I have only been nursing in the morning and at night… and in the middle of the night if she happens to wake up. Now, she’s not even wanting the morning feeding or anything, so I want to totally stop. Do I just leave my breasts alone and let them leak until they stop producing milk? Or just how would I stop the milk supply?

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  • twilightaj said:


    put lightly crushed cabbage leaves in your bra and this will help the milk to dry up

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  • ewachtler said:


    I quit like you. It’s definitely going to be uncomfortable at first but the milk will dry up. You can use ice to help if it’s really bad. I read about the cabbage but never tried it. It’s supposed to dry you up. If there is no demand for your milk it will stop producing. Sorry, I don’t remember exactly how long it took.

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  • Howdy Y'all said:


    My daughter stopped completely, suddenly one night when she was 9 months old. Wouldn’t take it anymore. I guess I was lucky, I didn’t have any problem with engorgement or leaking, it just dried up on its own.

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  • emotional_pear said:


    it will stop by it’s self

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  • musicmary said:


    im nursing. you should wear a tight bra or bind your breasts.

    also, this might be a nursing strike. you might want to pump for a while and keep your milk supply up, because she might wake up one day and decide to nurse again. i’d give it a little while.

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