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Stopped breast feeding over a week ago...still leaking! When can I expect it to dry up?

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2Princess Sun 20-Jul-08 21:03:04

I have nt stimulatd my breasts at all and I have still been wearing my breast feeding bras with breast pads to bed and during day, as my breasts are still leaking a little.

How long can I expect this to continue?

GreenMonkies Sun 20-Jul-08 21:10:37

How long have you been bf for?

TBH it does vary from person to person, but I'd say a week is not long, you are probably looking at at least another, and you'll probably still get let-down tingles for months when you hear a baby crying etc!


Hannah81 Sun 20-Jul-08 21:43:33

I bf my DS1 for 15mths and by the time I got preg again he was 2 and a half and still got milk out when i squeezed, although i did not leak after my breasts lost their fullness - 2/3 weeks after stopping. My DS2 is 11wks tomorrow and I'm getting letdown now just thinking about it! lol

bristols Sun 20-Jul-08 21:46:22

Another couple of weeks, I would say. I stopped bf 12 weeks ago and DH informed me that mine were leaking during a moment of, er, passion blush last week...!

2Princess Mon 21-Jul-08 11:22:13 funny r u! So not going there yet, only ben 2 weeks and still mega sore lol.

will get ready or another week or so of leakage, thanks guys.

solo Mon 21-Jul-08 11:25:29

How does everyone give up? do you just go from several feeds daily to nothing or do you gradually go from 4 to 3 to 2 to 1 like me? I'm down to just one at night...

bristols Tue 22-Jul-08 20:42:01

Solo - I dropped one feed at a time too.

2princess - glad I made you smile!

misspollysdolly Tue 22-Jul-08 20:55:42

I just v v gradually dropped the feeds down til DS1 was having one boob per night (bedtime) - therefore one short feed per side every 48 hours. He was 18 months when I stopped as we started trying for the next one! Never had any trouble with leaking or blockages/pain that way. Hoping to do it this way with DS2 eventually.

LilRedWhiskGers Tue 22-Jul-08 20:59:36

I gradually cut each feed out, but two years later I still have milk if I squeeze.

7 years on and I'm still waiting...

BouncingTurtle Tue 22-Jul-08 21:55:27

7 years shock

A friend stop bfing after 3 days, she continued to leak milk after 10 weeks!

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