Fast forward to about a year later when it was time to ween my baby. I was a total idiot and decided to just ween her cold turkey…something I definitely DO NOT recommend doing. Really, don’t do it! By the second day I was in so much pain that I just sat there and cried and cried… (you know, because when you ween cold turkey your boobs are literally hot and so swollen that they feel like they are going to explode). Then I remembered PINEAPPLE JUICE! Immediately, I had my husband go to the store and pick some up. When he got home, I chugged a bunch of it. Within about three hours the pain was manageable. I couldn’t believe it! I thought that the pain would be that unbearable for several days until my milk dried up enough for me to feel like I wasn’t going to bust out of my bra. This information was a God-send for me, so I thought that I would share because it could help someone else out there, too.
I made sure to have some handy at all times while nursing babies # 2 AND 3 as well and I never had any issues with blocked ducts or engorgement. In preparation for our baby #4, the first thing on my list to go in my hospital bag is some of those individual cans of Pineapple Juice. For the hospital, I prefer the individual little cans so that I can just drink one a day. That seems to be enough to do the trick. If you decide to try some just make sure that you buy the kind that says 100% Pineapple Juice ‘Not From Concentrate’(and shake well before you open it). It tastes about a million times better when it is cold, so when I’m at the hospital I usually just ask a nurse or my husband to get me a cup of ice to pour it over.