The process of producing breast milk happens as a natural extension of pregnancy. Your body is not aware of whether or not your baby has died and continues the process of making milk, even if your baby was born very early. That may leave you with a lot of questions about how to handle the potential pain engorgement, the grief of losing your baby and other questions.
Some mothers want to immediately stop producing milk, other chose to try to collect and donate the milk to other babies, and others want to have a slower reduction in the amount of milk that they are making. There is no right answer in this tough situation. Here are some articles that may be helpful in making these decisions, should you be faced with them.
- Lactation and Pregnancy Loss
- How Do I Relieve Engorgement Pain?
- Are There Any Medications I Can Take to Stop Producing Milk?
- Do I Have to Suppress My Milk Production After My Baby Dies?
- FAQs About Donating and Selling Breast Milk
- Lactation Support for the Bereaved Mother (Review)
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