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How long after stopping b/fing does it take to stop producing milk!!!!!

(15 Posts)
Wills Mon 24-Jan-05 15:16:09

Am I normal! I stopped when dd2 was 10 months having struggled with thrush for the entire time . 8 months on (yep she's almost 18 months now) and I'm still producing milk which of course means that I've still got a little bit of thrush!!!! I've heard of 6 months after b/fing for 3 years but I've never heard of 8 months. Any advice?

pixiefish Mon 24-Jan-05 15:20:17

I'm not casting any aspursions on you at all- please don't be offended- but- are you sure it's milk? or could it be something to do with the thrush?

piffle Mon 24-Jan-05 15:22:44

i stopped feeding ds when he was 16 mths I could still squeeze milk out 5 yrs afterwards
I stopped feeding dd now 2 at 16 mths and still have loads!
I think and have always assumed it is perfectly normal to have it for donkeys afterwards
Surely the doc can help you out with the trush with something?
I do hope so

tiktok Mon 24-Jan-05 15:23:21

You can produce milk on squeezing for years after stopping.

PrettyCandles Mon 24-Jan-05 15:23:27

It can take ages, especially if you keep having a squeeze to see if there's anything there. You're utterly normal, I'm sure. There is huge variation. I only mixed-fed ds for 5.5m, yet had milk for probably as long afterwards. I fed dd for 23m, but think I'm completely dry now, 2months after stopping. And there are some women who, once they've lactated, can always squeeze a couple of drops out!

Still having milk shouldn't have any effect on the thrush - afte rall, it can be cleared up while breastfeeding. I thing you ought to go to the GP about it - no need for you to suffer so.

Sponge Mon 24-Jan-05 15:24:08

I gave up b/f at 3 months and 3 months later can still squeeze a bit out. Not sure how long it takes but quite a while to disappear altogether.

kama Tue 25-Jan-05 15:41:32

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highlander Wed 26-Jan-05 04:36:13


Nobody ever told me I'd be producing milk for the rest of my life. Gross

briggy Wed 26-Jan-05 17:47:22

i stopped 12 days ago & i can still squeeze a bit out. i still get the pain tho, when he's due a feed

hercules Wed 26-Jan-05 17:48:46

A friend of mine can still get milk out if she squeezes 7 years later.

dawnie1 Wed 26-Jan-05 17:51:38

Thank you Wills for asking this question. I stopped breastfeeding my dd at 6 months and she is now 16 months and I still produce milk, particularly around the time of my period. I was starting to get concerned but this thread has reassured me that I'm normal (at least in this respect )

triceratops Wed 26-Jan-05 17:59:31

I still get milk on squeezing 2 years on

prunegirl Wed 26-Jan-05 18:11:08

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Lonelymum Wed 26-Jan-05 18:22:53

I was a bit embarrassed a few weeks ago to find myself producing milk as the doctor (female)examined my breasts, a good ten months after stopping b/f. She said it was quite normal to keep on producing small amounts, and I thought I once heard that any woman who has previously lactated (no matter how old she is) is technically capable of starting up again.

briggy Wed 26-Jan-05 18:30:34

i fed my eldest til she was 18 mths, & when i was pregnant with my son a 6 mths later my boss asked me if i'd spilt nething down myself. i hadn't it was milk!

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