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    We just finished breastfeeding at 15 months. Im sad but also feel proud at what we achieved after our rocky start

    Does anyone know approximately how long it usually takes for your milk to dry up?

    How long should i wait to get a bra fitting?

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    Well done! 15 months is a great achievement!

    As for your other questions: everyone is different. I stopped when my dd was 14 months and still (very occasionally now and only when squeezed) get milk coming out. She will be 3 next month. It was probably a good 6 months before I felt 'empty' and got fitted then. I have friends though who had completely dried up within weeks of stopping.

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    My DS self-weaned at 13 months. At first I pumped a little to make myself comfortable but then we were getting closer to flying overseas and I didn't want to deal with it all so started taking steps to dry myself up. I stopped pumping and used cabbage leaves (changed every time they wilted) to sooth and dry me up, I also drank heaps of peppermint tea. I think I was dry within a week or two, breasts completely empty and back into my normal bras.

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    Can I just say I cannot wait to stop BF just to go bra shopping.

    Cabbage leaves. Make sure they are cold. And I think you are down to 1 feed so it shouldn't be too bad. Little hand expressing if you need it.

    And well done! You did it!

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    Yes we were down to one feed. So far im not finding i need to express but will see how i go.

    Yes i cannot wait to go shopping for a supportive bra!!!!


 

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