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    Default When does BM dry up for good?

    I havent BF for about 2 years or more and still I have milk, I had all of my bubs 2 years apart and I always had milk btween those births too even when I was not feeding. So I was just wondering does it eventually dry up?

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    Oh wow!
    It usually dries up completely within 4 weeks of stopping nursing!

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    I stopped breast feeding like four months ago and I still leak when my little one cries.

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    Yes I get that sometimes too ,thats how I noticed I still had milk. I thought maybe it was from hormones or something as I get extreme PMS symptoms.

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    With my first, I only bf for a few days but still had milk when she was 8 months old. Took about a year to have none for me.

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    I only BF DS2 for a week and I could still hand express a bit before falling pregnant in october (he was 2yrs 3 months) - am 25 weeks pregnant and already leaking quite a bit.

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    Hi Lulu,

    DS2 BF for only 6 weeks. 12 months later I could still express some milk. Spoke to GP he said may be normal but did some blood tests. After blood tests came back with high prolactin levels still, had MRI and was diagnosed with prolactinoma (benign prolactin producing pituitary tumour). Started meds and dried up within month.

    So it maybe normal and just take time to dry up but also might be worth getting it checked out.
    Last edited by daffy72; 07-03-2013 at 20:28.

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    It may never. Involution takes a few weeks but some women have working lactocytes for decades. In other cultures grandmothers will breastfeed their grandchildren and relactation is possible indefinitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    It may never. Involution takes a few weeks but some women have working lactocytes for decades. In other cultures grandmothers will breastfeed their grandchildren and relactation is possible indefinitely.
    Makes you wonder if we (western culture) have it all wrong, hey

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    My youngest niece by my sister is turning 20 next month. My sister still produces milk if she expresses!!


 

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