Friday, April 4, 2014

Cabbage tits

Yes, you read that correctly.

Did you know that one of the things that supposedly helps suppress lactation/breast engorgement is draping cabbage leaves over your boobs and then strapping on a tight-fitting bra?  Yeah, me neither.  After applying cold compresses to my chest for 4+ days with no noticeable difference I've gotten desperate. Just call me cabbage tits.

It smells like I'm making soup in my sweatshirt. My dog has been extra interested in (and confused by) me lately and Hubs just told me I'm a little late in cooking St. Patrick's Day dinner.  Har har.

This doesn't seem to be working either. Oy.


UPDATE: If anyone in a similar position is reading this, here's a good resource on how to stop lactation: http://www.glowinthewoods.com/how-to-stop-lactation/



7 comments:

  1. I'm sorry its not working, Hopefully something works soon for you!

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  2. Ugh! I hope something works soon! In the meantime, I say you welcome your pup on your lap for extra snuggles. Even if he is there for the cabbage... Take advantage and get some hugs! I'm sorry, sweetie. I'm still thinking of you & praying several times a day.

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  3. I am sorry you are dealing with this :( but your line about making soup in your sweatshirt made me laugh ;)

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  4. I hope this isn't super creepy or anything...but when I had my loss at 17 weeks, I started lactating as well. I don't know if you've already tried this or not, but I bought a standard Ace bandage and strapped it tightly to my chest. It actually worked really well for me. I hope you find some relief soon Chickin. You're always in my thoughts.

    -Salsy

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  5. Milk coming in after a loss is like nature's cruel joke. I am so sorry you are going through this.

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