- 11-02-2008, 05:29 PM #1MLBW Guest
So, I stopped breastfeeding my son 6 months ago. And...last night I discovered that I am STILL LACTATING! What?! I haven't BF or pumped in six straight months! I only BF/pumped for 5 months.
I'm not really concerned with whether this is "normal" or not as I've come to discover that with BF, there is a wide range of "normal."
I am just so surprised that my body is still producing milk when there has been absolutely no demand for it to for 6 months already!
Has anyone else experienced something like this? How long did it take your milk to "dry up" post BF?
- 11-02-2008, 05:51 PM #2Registered User
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Generally it takes at least six weeks for all milk to go after the last breastfeed. With it taking longer for the longer you breastfed for.
I heard of one project that was researching this found that one mother still had some milk after 13 years! It isn't a problem until it is in such large quantities that it causes you embarrassment and discomfort.
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- 11-02-2008, 07:04 PM #3Registered User
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I stopped BF 3 months ago and still have milk too... didn't really care about it... stock is ready in case n#2 arrives ;))
- 11-02-2008, 08:51 PM #4
yes of crse it is quite normal....the quantity may be minimal but it is still there....i guess mother nature's way of having supply ready just in case!!
- 11-03-2008, 12:05 PM #5MLBW Guest
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