I'm breastsfeeding and I would like to stop can I take pyridoxne to stop my breastsmilk and is it safe
Hi I would like to know does pyridoxine stop breastsmilk if you take it?
- 8 Mar 2011 by Zenobia
- 8 March 2011
Very high doses of vitamin B6 have been reported to decrease breast milk.
Doses of 200 mg a day for 5 to 7 days may help to relieve engorgement.
The safest way to suppress lactation after childbirth is to let milk production dry up naturally. Avoid stimulating the breasts or expressing milk. Over-the-counter pain relievers, ice packs and a supportive bra can help relieve breast engorgement and pain.
- Pyridoxine Information for Consumers
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