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after you wean

How long did it take for your milk to dry up after you stopped bfing?

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Asked by gypsymama532 at 11:29 AM on Oct. 22, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • maybe a couple of months -- although we tapered down very slowly and for a long time so by the time she was done nursing, there wasn't much being produced, anyway

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 11:37 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Never. I have never stopped lactating between pregnancies, or after my 3rd child was weened.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:40 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • At almost 3 years I still have a little.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 11:48 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • I can't answer the question personally because I weaned my daughter while I was very pregnant with my son. So my milk had already returned to colostrum lol.

    The body is not designed to stop making milk suddenly. Most mammals nurse their young 2/3 of the way to sexual maturity, which for humans is about 7 years! So considering that we are designed for the weaning process to take about 6 years of slowly (VERY slowly!) tapering off, it's no surprise that many women still have milk months or years after they last nursed their children.

    Pretty incredible, right?

    Answer by Ati_13 at 12:09 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • 2-3 years

    Answer by Candi1024 at 3:05 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • After my daughter weaned it took 2-3 months for my breastmilk to dry up with no assisted help.

    Answer by bluerose26 at 4:49 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

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