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how long did it take for your milk to dry out??

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Asked by mellyhayes at 7:59 PM on Jan. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 2 or 3 weeks

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 8:00 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • a couple weeks.... It felt like forever! They hurt so bad! Good luck girl I know how it is! :(

    Answer by heatherjenea at 8:16 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • A few days...mine didn't hurt at all but I slowly weened to formula over a few week period until I was only giving one feeding a day via breast.

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 9:04 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • took about 2 weeks with both my kids

    Answer by mom2ryneandsam at 9:11 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • My first I only nursed for a week or so and I don't remember it taking long at all for me to dry up. My second I nursed for 2 months and stopped cold turkey and it felt like 3 to 4 weeks for it to fully dry up. My third I nursed for almost 3 months but I slowly weaned her over 3 weeks and when I finally stopped it didn't take long at all.

    Answer by things_not_sane at 10:04 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • 2 weeks but I had HUGE painful boobs almost the entire time...good luck :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • It can take years for your milk to fully dry up. When my first stopped nursing my milk turned into a sticky colostrum-like fluid almost immediately (a few days? A week? Not sure, I wasn't exactly checking...). That stuck around until about 10 weeks into my second pregnancy when I dried up completely. Still nursing that one, so not sure how long it would take without pregnancy hormones helping out.

    Either way, you shouldn't be in pain when you stop nursing. If you are, you're weaning too fast and need to slow down.

    Answer by LeanneC at 11:51 AM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • Had a csection dec 7th and I am still leaking milk. I never stimulated my breasts but it still just runs out. lol

    Answer by mkrmomma1 at 1:31 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • Milk can still be there for a year.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:52 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

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