sorry if this is a silly question-- im just curious. im a nursing student in my OB rotation and i was doing discharge teaching today on a post partum mom. in the breast feeding section of the education it gives advice to moms who arent breastfeeding on how to make yourself more comfortable (snug bra, ice, dont let the hot water hit your nipples in the shower, etc).. it also says in bold print "no medication will be given to dry up breast milk"
my mom bottle fed me
, and i remember her telling me that they gave something to dry up her milk so she wouldnt have as much discomfort.
so my questions are: Did they used to give something to dry up milk in the past (or do they still in some hospitals?), What was it (an anti cholenergic maybe?), Why did they stop doing it?
thanks in advanced for anyone who replies.. just curious.
Nov 16, '11
They did the same thing in the 60's when my mom had my sister and me; they gave you some kind of shot to make your milk dry up. My mom swears the cabbage leaves did a better job, however. Supposedly works really well, even if you do smell like sauerkraut for a few days...
One of the meds was DES. It would explain a some of the health problems my sister and I have had, but we don't have a lot of the "DES Daughters" S/S. And, of course, my mom's doc has been dead 20 years and we have no idea what he gave my mom or even where we'd begin to look for records; she didn't go to the base doctors, so we can't go to the Army and find out.
Last edit by nerdtonurse? on Nov 16, '11