The Drs: How to Wean a Baby & Cabbage Leaf Bra Cold Compress

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The Doctors TV Show was dedicated to the question of Will It Go Away On Its Own?  How many times do we ask ourselves if some health issue will go away on its own or if we should go see a doctor?  One of the topics discussed on today’s The Drs TV Show was whether you should see a doctor to help in the transition of weaning.  What is the best way to wean a baby off of breastfeeding?  And will the milk in your breasts go away on its own?  In this segment, Dr Lisa Masterson even provided a wonderful idea for a Natural Cold Compress where you place Cabbage Leaves in your bra to help soothe your breasts as you go through the weaning process.

The Doctors TV Show: How to Wean a Baby

Dr Jim Sears said that you should usually breastfeed a baby for at least one year, but when you or your baby are ready to go The Doctors Cabbage Leaf Bra for Weaning Babythrough the weaning process, it can be a bit tricky.  The best bet is to wean your baby slowly by eliminating one feeding a week at first, and then gradually increase the number of feedings you remove from your baby’s schedule.  By weaning your baby slowly, your breasts do not get as engorged and the baby can adapt to a new feeding routine.

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The Doctors TV Show: Cabbage Leaf Bra

Dr Lisa Masterson said that if you do not stimulate your breasts, the milk stored in your breasts will go down.  Prolactin is a hormone that lets down the milk in your breasts.  If you stimulate your breasts, more and more milk keeps coming out.  To help decrease the pain associated with weaning your baby, you can use an anti-inflammatory or cold compresses.  One great tip from Dr Lisa was to place a cold cabbage leaf inside of your bra because the cabbage leaf acts as a natural cold compress.  Dr Lisa said that if it is very painful or if you are still leaking milk after three months, you might want to see a doctor about it.  Dr Lisa also mentioned that sometimes when you stop breastfeeding, it can also help to bind your breasts.

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