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Is it normal?

I stoped breastfeeding my daughter feb 8 of this year and my beastmilk still hasn't dried all the way up? Is this normal ? And what can I do to get it to dry up?

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Asked by santtanna at 3:08 AM on Apr. 5, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Use cabbage leaves in ur bra. Change out every 2-4 hrs w fresh leaves.

    Answer by shynu at 3:09 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • This is normal. The human breast has evolved (or been created, whatever you believe) to stop lactation VERY SLOWLY over many years. Most mammals nurse their young 2/3 of the way to sexual maturity, and for humans that's about 7 years! If breast milk dried up very suddenly when we stopped it would be a bad thing for mothers whose babies go on nursing strikes or get sick and can't nurse. Some women never fully stop making milk.

    Give it time :)

    Answer by Ati_13 at 4:31 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • It's normal. It takes a long time.

    Answer by mompam at 7:33 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Normal. It can take days, weeks, even a year. You can do what was suggested, cold cabbage leaves in your bra, but if it's not uncomfortable, I wouldn't worry about it.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:29 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

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