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How long does it take beast milk to dry out completly???

I have a 7 Month old and quit breast feeding her at 6 weeks old. A couple days ago I had what I believe was colstrum coming out of one of my breasts. Could I still be storing breast milk or am I pregnant? I cant take a pregnancy test for another week or so.

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Asked by drs1206 at 3:17 PM on Mar. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • well for me.. I was breastfeeding and mine dried up.. You could be pregnant but since I only have one so I dont know how long after you get preganant the second time you start producing. If you that worried I would go ahead and take the pregancy test just to be sure.. But I have heard of people still producing milk months after they stop breastfeeding. so it's possible.

    Answer by TristansMommy16 at 3:25 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • I will have to ask the pause.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • I took several months until I wouldn't get a little if I squeezed it. And it did look a little more yellow, like colostrum. But I definitely wasn't pregnant. I don't think you start producing again until you are about 5 months pregnant, though.

    Answer by tyrelsmom at 4:01 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • It really varies. Some moms dry up in a matter of weeks. A friend of mine would still lactate whenever she heard was around a hungry, crying baby 6 YEARS after her daughter was weaned.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:29 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • I only breastfed for a month and then it took 4 days and it hurt like hell

    Answer by mommaofemma at 12:35 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

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