II. Indications

  1. Discontinuation of Breast Feeding

III. Course

  1. Engorgement resolves within 1 week
  2. May result in low grade fever

IV. Management: General Methods

  1. Symptomatic Engorgement Relief
    1. Ice packs held to Breast
    2. Frozen Cabbage Leaves inside bra
  2. Tight bra (no longer recommended)

V. Precautions

  1. Avoid Medications (e.g. Bromocriptine) for suppression
    1. Risk of Hypotension
    2. Risk of Cerebrovascular Accident

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Ontology: Therapeutic suppression of lactation (C0546981)

Definition (NCI) Active suspension of lactation using a medical or physical intervention.(NICHD)
Definition (NIC) Facilitating the cessation of milk production and minimizing breast engorgement after giving birth
Definition (ALT) Assisting a client/patient in suppressing the flow of her milk when breast-feeding is not desired. Service is billed in 15-minute increments.
Concepts Therapeutic or Preventive Procedure (T061)
SnomedCT 43141007
English Therapeutic suppression of lactation, Lactation Suppression, Inhibition of lactation procedure, Suppressing milk, Suppression of lactation, Lactation suppression, Inhibition of lactation procedure (procedure), Lactation suppression each 15 minutes, lact.suprxn ea.15min
Spanish procedimiento de inhibición de la lactancia (procedimiento), procedimiento de inhibición de la lactancia