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    Default Post-weaning hormone changes

    Hi all,

    I don't visit or post much anymore but I'm hoping you'll have me back to ask a question about breastfeeding, or weaning rather.

    I've just finished breastfeeding 14 month old DS. His last feed was 8 days ago. From 3 days post last feed I've been feeling really nauseous and (sorry TMI) having the runs, I've been a bit down emotionally and I'm extremely fatigued!

    Is this all normal symptoms of my hormones changing now I'm not feeding or should I be going to the GP to get checked out?

    Also how long should it take for my milk to dry up? I've had no engorgement as I day weaned cold turkey with no feeds in the day for two weeks before night weaning which took just the 1 night and had previously slowly cut out day feeds over the month before that. I want to buy some regular bras but I'm unsure if I should be waiting in case my bra size changes while my milk is drying up.

    Thanks for reading, any advice or experiences would be appreciated

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    It took literally months for my milk to completely dry up. It's been nearly 12 months since I last fed dd2 and I think my boobs have finally settled into their final shape and size. (Sorry if that's not what you wanted to hear!) but, unfortunately, my final size appears to be an 8a 😞

    My point is, buy a couple of (cheap, Kmart or bigw) bras in your current size and resize as required. Kmart have bras for $4!!! So if you can get a few in your size, you can afford to buy new sizes as required..

    My breast feeding bras are an 8ff and 8g all the way through to 10dd. My current bra size.... 8a.... 😞

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    Default Post-weaning hormone changes

    I'm not sure about the nausea and diarrhea but I did feel a bit depressed after weaning my first. It wasn't because I was sad I wasn't breastfeeding anymore, I just remember feeing down without any reason behind it?? If that makes sense.

    Have a read of this article:


    If you have been feeling unwell for 5 days now I would go see your GP.

    Last edited by Leettieb; 05-12-2015 at 20:33.

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    When I weaned my youngest child, by the time she had her last feed I was down to colustrum. It dried up within a week.

    My boobs didn't change size. Actually I was a 12A before kids and am now a 14C but admittedly I'm a good 25kg heavier than I was before I started having kids.

    While I was a little sad about weaning, I can't remember getting sick. It may be unrelated. I would keep an eye on it.

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