Stopping breastfeeding - painkillers in Breastfeeding

Posted by Anonymous on - 1 reply

I'm I have son and I only breastfeed him and now that I'm working I want to stop breastfeeding him, I was wondering if there are any painkillers I can use to relieve the pain once my milk full?

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Nov 15, 2016 12:48 PM

Thank you for your email about stopping breastfeeding. if you reduce your breastmilk and breastfeeds gradually, there should be no pain that would need pain killers.

Stopping breastfeeding suddenly may result in engorgement/mastitis or pain. Have you considered continuing to breastfeed baby before and after work? This will be important for many reasons if he is to be separated from you. The best pain relief for engorgenment/mastitis is Ibuprofen or paracetamol.

Hope this helps.

Katherine Fisher IBCLC