How long does it take for breast milk to dry up

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3055148 tn?1368211800 My boobs are usually pretty tender for a couple of weeks but it always takes months for my milk to dry up. I don't know if that's just me...
Avatar f tn how long does it take for it to dry out? I'm a first time mom & I pumped for the first 2weeks but not a lot came out.
1222635 tn?1366396286 It varies from person to person but can take up to several weeks for it to dry up completely. Remember that something as simple as the water hitting your breasts during a shower can stimulate them. Also, our bodies are wired so that when we see our baby or hear our baby cry it triggers the let down reflex and can cause leakage.
Avatar n tn I stopped breast feeding her when she was 8 months old. The other day I noticed that I was leaking milk from my breast. How long does it take for breast milk to dry up? And should I be concerned or contact my GYN?
Avatar f tn Yup you can get stuff from your doc to dry it up . I was only able to breastfeed for a month but please know 15months is an amazing achievement and you've given him a great Start.
Avatar f tn Drip some of the milk on the stove it will go away it helped me with my 1st born she ddnt want to take it. So I stood at the stove for 5 min dripping the milk on the hot stove.
145992 tn?1341345074 Mine dried up within 2 weeks. I only breastfed for a week though. It didn't go well!
5506662 tn?1369334325 Thanks, how long did it take for them to dry up?
Avatar f tn I know to put cold packs on my boobs for 20 min 4x a day and avoid warm water on them in the shower. Any other tips??? How long should it take to quit producing considering i didnt feed for very long?
888438 tn?1241046535 my breast are very hard and starting to leak... how long does it take to go back to normal??? is it normal to be leaking and get so hard.
Avatar f tn At the hospital, I was told that the best thing was to express some breast milk right after feeding and let it air dry on your nipples, that the milk had antibodies that would help heal the cracked/chapped skin naturally. For me, this went away after the first 2 weeks. I hope you get some relief soon - I know how uncomfortable it is!!
Avatar f tn My breasts swelled up like balloons... I put cabbage leaves in my bra and it eased the pain sooo much. Didn't dry my milk though I was able to feed for 18 months but it stopped the pain, swelling and fever that I was suffering. I too have large breasts. The other thing is to not drink too much water like they recommend. This makes it worse if you are like me and the milk comes in anyway.
599316 tn?1256921613 I know thats expected, but will the swelling go down? How long does it take to go down after stopping and when do you dry up?? Please i dont want an infection i dont know how long it takes to get one. I heard of binding but i dont want to do that can i just wear my tight bra and let it do what its going to do? Thanks...
Avatar f tn I believe your dr can give you pills to dry up your milk, i know some birth controls also dry up your milk, i don't know if you don't use it if it will dry up by itself or not
Avatar f tn -) as for drying up milk it takes time naturally or doc can give u pills to dry it up.
Avatar f tn Thank you ma
7174950 tn?1406661109 ) Im not sure how long it takes for the milk to go away so cant help u there. Best of luck.
4715985 tn?1371582997 Hi BabyTurnip, If you need to make just a small stock of breast milk to keep in your fridge for those special occasions, the best time to pump is after the first feeding in the morning. Your breasts are usually filled to the fullest degree after the night, even after the night feedings, and after your baby feeds in the morning, there is still usually milk left.
1428239 tn?1333457053 15-20 minutes is probably an adequate amount of time. You're milk supply is just getting established at 16 days so make sure she eats long enough to get what is called the "hind milk". The first milk has more sugars in it and therefore she will digest it quicker and then be hungry again very soon.