When I decided to stop breast feeding ,I sought advice from Sangeetha Menon. She advised me to wean gradually. So I started replacing one or two feeds a day and then with time completely stop feeding. Yes, Sangeetha you are absolutely right and I think this is the safest, and most painless way as our body will understand and slowly stop producing milk.
How to prepare sage tea ?
It’s very simple.Prepare sage tea by boiling handful of sage leaves in a cup of water. After steeping for 10 minutes strain the leaves. Drink sage tea twice daily for a week or two. I drank it only once daily before going to bed for two weeks. Sage tea is very different in taste (somewhat bitter).. If you want can add little honey. This will reduce your milk quickly and breast engorgement.
Safety Alerts/ Precautions
- Not for pregnant or breast feeding mothers.
- Continuously using sage for long can be harmful.
- Epileptic and hypertensive people should refrain from using sage.
Using Cabbage leaves to dry up breast milk
In many articles, I read that cabbage leaves work great as they are cool, and there is a component in them that naturally dries up your milk. Apply them to your entire breast and replace them when they wilt.I didn’t tried this as I am so lazy to do this.You can also try this out.
And last but not least drink plenty of water.
Hope this will be useful for you moms. Do share with me if you know / have tried any of the natural methods to dry up breast milk.