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Stop Breastfeeding

Stop Breastfeeding

Visitor Question: How long after I stop breastfeeding should my breast dry up? At what point should I become concerned that they have not and possibly see a doctor?

Breastfeeding Magazine Response: Every woman is different, but most women are only uncomfortable for less than a week as their milk dries us. Some only take a few days.

Don’t be concerned if you are still able able to get a small amount of milk from your breasts after that…because some moms can do that for months.

However, as long as you don’t breastfeed or express milk for a week, you should no longer have pain. If you do, you should check with your doctor for possible mastitis.

Good luck!


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