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Weaning while pregnant?

I am 7 weeks pregnant and I am currently in the process of weaning my two year old toddler. My breasts are so sore and hard and they hurt really badly. What can I do to relieve this pain and not harm my pregnancy?

Kolene Moore | Other Provider

Kolene Moore

When you are weaning I would encourage you to try ice packing the breasts for 20 minutes every 2 hours. You may make up regular ice packs or use a bag of frozen vegetables.

I encourage you to take an anti-inflammatory like Motrin for inflammation and discomfort. There is evidence in research that also says you may take Sudafed for a few days to help with the volume and discomfort to slow the milk supply and help it dry up. I also encourage you not to let anything warm touch the breasts until they feel better as that will stimulate milk letdown and production. Hope all of that helps.

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