If you are ready to wean then there are several things you can do to ease the transition and possible engorgement that can occur while weaning.
The preferable method is to cut out 1 feed every 3rd day until you are "dried up". It can take weeks or months. This method is the least painful for you and baby. This worked REALLY well for me. It did not take long for me before we ended up only nursing before nap and bedtime. Then, when I was ready for that hurdle, I quit that as well. I did not need to use cabbage leaves or cold packs but I am told those really work.
The quick wean method is to cold turkey stop all feeds and stop ALL EMPTYING. If you keep emptying you will keep producing. DO NOT BIND your breasts, this not only is painful but it does not help.
You can however use cabbage leaves to aid in the process and reduce engorgement pain. Simply buy a head of green cabbage (red is ok but will stain fabric). Tear the entire leaves off, wash them, put them in a ziploc bag in the fridge to store and place one leaf in your bra until it is wilted. Throw away the wilted leaf and replace. Do this over and over until your milk is gone. It has been known to dry up milk in a day instead of a week.
some advice above was collected from askthelactationconsultant.com, which is a great resource for breastfeeding moms, and some is just what worked for me. I hope it helped. Share your weaning story!