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Jen_C 03-30-09 02:13 PM

How long?
We are done breastfeeding! :clap: I was wondering how long it takes to stop leaking milk? It isn't tons, but if I don't wear a bra I leak and my boobs are definitely sensitive. It's been about two weeks since my little guy nursed so I guess I was hoping to stop leaking by now.

imagine 04-01-09 04:36 PM

Milk production continues for about 3-6 months after weaning, and itís even normal to be able to express drops of milky or clear fluid for months or even years after they stop nursing. Itís all normal as long as itís not a large amount of milk and for long periods of time. If the breasts stay engorged or lots of milk leaks out past 3-6 months after weaning, or is accompanied by pain and swelling, then there may be a problem and you should go into the doctor for an exam.

skyqueen 04-01-09 05:21 PM

yeah - a long time.

I could still get milk after my showers for close to a year after I stopped nursing! :eek:

brandimichelle 04-02-09 03:10 PM

I leaked for a long time and even had to wear breast pads for quite some time...

Brrianna 08-12-09 05:30 PM

It depends... it took a couple of weeks for me only.