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When does the milk stop?

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MsBinbag Wed 08-Dec-10 17:47:06

I stopped bf 5 days ago and my breasts are still full and very sore. My dd is 15 months and she was only on one feed a day.
Does anyone know how long it takes until the breasts stop producing milk?

alypaly Wed 08-Dec-10 18:25:10

wear i a tight bra at least one size smaller and this helps to stop the milk production

PuraVida Wed 08-Dec-10 19:20:54

I had the same recently. I'd squeeze just a bit out in the shower. Enough to relieve the soreness. It took about a week for it to subside

MumNWLondon Wed 08-Dec-10 20:01:59

Takes a long time for there to be no milk at all (several months?) squeezing out enough to relieve soreness is a good idea.

MsBinbag Thu 09-Dec-10 18:56:03

Months!! That makes sense anyway, it is worse today.
Thanks for the advice.

alypaly Fri 10-Dec-10 00:57:50

i found if you express any it makes your body produce more. if you can stand it dont express any because it works like supply and demand.

BertieBottlesOfMulledWine Fri 10-Dec-10 01:20:45

You can express a tiny bit though just for comfort, just make sure not to take too much out. If you leave it and get really engorged you can get mastitis. Same with wearing a too-small bra.

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