How long days it take for breast milk to dry up usually? Not feeding baby any more. No bashing please.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:52 AM on Mar. 8, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
antihistamines/decongestants will slow down the production significantly. they work on the mucous membranes by contracting them to stop mucous flow (runny nose, sinus congestion), which makes it "dry up". they have the same effect on milk ducts. i have never stopped producing since my first pregnancy 8 years ago. i have had two subsequent pregnancies, and nursed my 2nd for almost 18 months, and my 3rd for 11 months. he is almost two now, and i am still producing a reasonable amount. a lot of it is hormonal, and if you have a lot of stimulation- then it could continue indefinitely. it takes almost 5 years after weaning for a woman's hormones to return to "normal". so within that time, it is not uncommon to produce small amounts. stay away from heat pad, pumps, etc. you will continue to produce as long as you are stimulated to do so. try taking an OTC decongestant, and using COOL compresses, also wear a supportive bra.
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