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how do you know your breast are back to normal after breastfeeding? adult content

so how do you know i know you have put ice pack on your boobies but how you the milk is gone because i think my boobs are soft still or how long you have set the ice pack on your chest or how many days isn't utill thier firm or what

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mama2010B

Asked by mama2010B at 2:40 AM on Oct. 13, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • You shouldn't need ice packs, or anything. If you're in pain, or getting engorged, you weaned too quickly.

    When we were done nursing, nothing happened. I still had milk, but I never got engorged because he weaned so slowly. The milk turned to a colostrum like liquid a few weeks later and then disappeared about 10 weeks into my second pregnancy. Without pregnancy, you can continue producing milk for years.

    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 2:57 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • i did not know that so when i wasnt prego i still made milk already
    mama2010B

    Comment by mama2010B (original poster) at 3:06 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • No, once you have been lactating you can continue to produce for quite a while unless there is a hormonal change (such as pregnancy) that stops it. Most stop within a year or so... but some women will produce small amounts for many years. Everyone is different.
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 3:21 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • If they're soft, it means they're not engorged and there is no more milk. You can probably stop using the ice pack (which you shouldn't have been using in the first place, I hear it's bad for your milk ducts).
    WomanWitty

    Answer by WomanWitty at 8:54 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • My boobs have never been "back to normal" Hahaha!!
    sokkamum

    Answer by sokkamum at 11:17 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

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