Sunday, February 24, 2013

Drying Up!!!

It is a fact of life for mommas at some point after giving birth. You have to dry up.

I have breastfed Mr. Man for 3 months. I tried everything to keep up with him and I could not. We started supplementing around 2 months. At 3 months he was on a 50/50 mix. 
So I have decided that it is time for me to dry up. I had gone down to pumping 2 times a day. I feel I was ready.
With my daughter I quit cold turkey. So this time I felt like I should cut down first. I seriously believe it does not matter how you do it, it hurts to dry up.
I was on day 2 yesterday and everytime my daughter bump my body it sent chills to my boobs. I was in pain. I have heard about cabbage leaves but I wanted to use something I already had. S I went to my oils.
I started with Peppermint. Oh sweet relief. I was able to sleep without pain. I woke up and I was again in pain. So I took a shower. I read not to express any milk while drying up so I didn't. After getting out of the shower I used Deep Blue.
Why the change up? I didn't want to go downstairs to get the Peppermint. LOL!

Peppermint is known to decrease your milk supply. It will also help sore muscles. Deep Blue has peppermint in it. So I used both and this is one happy mama. I Do not like the process of drying up but if I can do it pain free I am all for it.

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