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Normal?

Posted by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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Im not sure exactly how long Markus (17 months) hasn't nursed but it's been weeks. My left breast still produces but my right has what could almost pass for as collostrum. Its yellowish, thick and sticky and there isn't much. Is this normal for drying up?
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mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Feb. 26, 2013 at 10:14 AM
dr Jack Newman is conducting research on this exact topic, the differences from woman to woman after breastfeeding. My youngest dd weaned almost 4 months ago and I can still express some "fluid" that is fairly thick and sticky, mostly clear but with a white to orange swirl.

You can see this for months and months longer yet.
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cowgirls10181
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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Heres a bump for you, dd still nurses and refuses to give up her boob.
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aimhawk
by Bronze Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 8:54 AM

BUMP!

BridgetMc
by Bronze Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 10:43 AM
There was 5 and a half years between my girls and I never dried up completely. I could always express a thick colostrum like milk. My mother says she didn't dry up until after her hysterectomy when I was nine and my mother in law says she never dried up until she went through menopause. I guess everyone is different but I'd say what you're experiencing is in the spectrum of normal.
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