How long does it take for breast milk to dry up

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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 I'm not breastfeeding, but I was wondering how long does it take for my milk to dry up?
Avatar f tn Does anyone know when breast milk should dry up after delivery? I am bottle feeding and my baby is almost 3 weeks old. My breasts are still swollen and tender. When can I expect this to go away?
Avatar n tn If you only nurse a few times a day then you will probably not notice the difference. And don't be worried if it takes a long time for your milk to dry up. I stopped nursing my son 9 months ago and if I squeeze I can still get some milk out. My Dr. told me that it's fine and he has seen women still have milk up to a year after they stop. But that isn't typical. So basicaly, if you want your milk dried up, don't nurse and don't express it in any way. It shouldn't be long untill it's gone.
2207301 tn?1340994467 How long does our take for your breast milk to dry up? I've been super busy and stressed so ive started supplementing when I'm busy and i just tried to pump and some came out but not a full feeding. I can't just pump allot and get my milk back right? Cause i still have some.
1222635 tn?1366399886 anyways its been over a week since my milk came in so when does it dry up? and how will i know its dry? i don't want to stimulate my nipples to test it for fear i'll start this whole process over again. thanks!
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Avatar n tn There is a pill that is safe for women to take while breast feeding so you might want to ask your dr about that. It sounds like your bf is having enough trouble getting into gear and helping you out (I read the note you posted). Good luck!
162948 tn?1205256292 I had it in for over a year but wanted it removed because my husband and I are planning for another baby. So I have one more question, how long could it take to conceive once it is removed? and is it safe to try the first month that it has been removed?
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!!
435139 tn?1255463991 Previously frozen milk may be kept in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours after it has finished thawing. Do not refreeze. To warm milk * Heat water in a cup or other small container, then place frozen milk in the water to warm; or * Use a bottle warmer. * NEVER microwave human milk or heat it directly on the stove. The cream will rise to the top of the milk during storage. Gently swirl milk (do not shake) to mix before checking temperature and offering to baby.
Avatar f tn 1. How long does it take for your milk to dry up? 2. How long do you bleed? My situation: i had an extremely easy birth. No tearing, my vag didnt even hurt that bad (more so my butt). I breast fed for 3 days and quit. My milk never even came in yet, just colostrum. but my boobs are 2x the size and hardd. They leak through pads about every half hour. Its been 5 days and my blood starting to get brown and is not very heavy, a light period. Just trying to get an estimate from experienced moms.
Avatar n tn Hi, Curious just went thru the horrendous detox quite rapidly from fentynal from 150 mg every 48 hrs for 4 years due to degenerative disc disease and 4 bulging disks down to 25 mg in 2 months, completely off it 6 weeks now, with little to no help from Dr except to lower dosage, he had no clue how to wean me down except offering soboxone and methadone which I declined. The worst physical experience I've ever gone thru.
Avatar n tn A baby can develop, with time, the ability to "empty" a breast in 7-10 minutes. But it does take time for that to happen. During the first few months, it isn't uncommon for a baby to nurse for 20-30 even 45 minutes. I don't pull my babies off, I let them decide when they have had enough and they break the latch on their own.
621803 tn?1302891941 Why would I start giving him cow milk instead of human milk, especially when my breast milk is tailored just for his needs? I have no idea how long I'll continue to breastfeed for but probably no longer than 2 years, if that. It's just that what this other woman said made perfect sense. Even if I don't physically breastfeed why not pump and give your toddler breast milk in a cup? We'll see what happens!
676912 tn?1332816151 Now for the question after my long history...does anyone have any advice for how to promote breastmilk production? I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to exclusively breast feed this time. DH is supposed to be deploying again either right before or right after the baby is born, so I know I'm gonna be upset and stressed, but I'll also have DS to keep me busy this time, and to be strong for since he doesn't need to see me upset.
283175 tn?1295540865 Ladies need advice again,well since last night my breasts have become extremly painful and large.that part i like the pain i dont,how long does it take for pain to go awy.after giving birth.its horrible as i find it difficult to hold jay against me,please say only few days.im not breast feeding.any info be appreciated.
Avatar f tn My mom said that there was a pill they gave women in the hospital who weren't breastfeeding to make their milk dry up. Granted, this was over a decade ago, and I have never heard of this.. So should I call and ask my Dr. about it, or is this something they stopped doing? And if that is not an option, what, if anything can I do to stop this? I would rather have a day or two of pain drying up, than every single day. I stopped pumping as much, thinking it would slow my production down..
Avatar n tn She does need to be seen by a vet because if she develops an infection, it can affect her milk and make it impossible for her puppies to nurse, which is going to leave you hand-rearing two puppies with a bottle. Call a vet first thing in the morning and get her in there tomorrow.
Avatar n tn keep it simple remember whatever you take has to be unpacked & cleaned once your back home:) I took cheap flip flops to wear as house shoes & in the shower & I threw em in the trash as we packing to go home LOL You may laugh, but I took bottles from home of all the bathroom things that were almost empty so once our stay was up the bottles were empty so I could also trash them & have less to unpack once we were home:) Main thing CAMERA, VIDEOCAMERA the rest someone can go get if
Avatar f tn 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.
208686 tn?1293034103 Those first few weeks, if you are nursing on demand, whenever and for as long as baby wants/needs, you probably won't run into engorgement issues. Plus, you want to give your body time to build up its milk supply for baby. My strategy was to not have any formula in the house so I would not be tempted to supplement. Those first several weeks my babies nursed every 2-3 hours around the clock. Exhausting for mom, but well worth it all.
1108752 tn?1289755714 A pharmacist suggested we try it, it's just to see if she improves with it and if she does then we will choose a milk that is lactose free. How did you know when you needed to use it???
118074 tn?1228332603 and i always had enough milk for when the peanut wanted it. i nursed for 9mos no problem.
Avatar n tn also you meantioned we dont know how long shes quit or how long she did it -do you hear yourself? for all you know shes been clean for monthes. im not going to argue with you guys but i think you should be a little bit more aware of how your words COULD affect others- all im saying is that we should be kind to one another not hurtful-afterall didnt you just get done saying how we mold our children-they learn from us. we want them to learn to be polite and kind to others right.
Avatar n tn You need to offer her the breast more also if she will take it. Try it, I bet you would be surprised after a few tries. The baby is the best source for getting back your supply!!