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Stopped breastfeeding - when will breasts settle down?

(8 Posts)
ChangeIsNear Sat 02-Aug-14 19:57:19

Hi,

I stopped breastfeeding two days ago, had to go cold turkey. Before that I was feeding about 8 times in 24 hours.

My breasts are still over full but no leaking at all. Is this normal? And when will the risk of mastitis go away? and when will they settle?

(I've been doing all the usual hacks: Cabbage leaves, Benadryl, Sage Tea and B6 vitamins)

Singsongmama Sat 02-Aug-14 20:04:03

Could you express? Maybe 6 times in 24 hours. Then 5 times, then 4 times etc...just to take the pressure off and make it more gradual for your body? Might make mastitis less likely. I'm sure other more experienced posters can offer better advice. I'm still Bf and weaning so watching with interest...

Rachie1986 Sat 02-Aug-14 20:20:56

Following! Gradually stopping so interested in others opinions xx

Rachie1986 Sat 02-Aug-14 20:22:33

Following! Gradually stopping so interested in others opinions xx

Rachie1986 Sat 02-Aug-14 20:37:45

Following! Gradually stopping so interested in others opinions xx

ChangeIsNear Sat 02-Aug-14 21:18:14

anyone?

thanks Sing, i was advised not to express unless it is unbearable.

Singsongmama Sat 02-Aug-14 22:40:50

Oh interesting, sorry to contradict! Ignore me!

Must be other mums out there with experience.....bump!

ChangeIsNear Sun 03-Aug-14 08:55:29

Just wanted to bump this, is anyone able to help please? confused

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