How long does it take for your breast milk to go away?

Buffin - posted on 12/08/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




I have breastfed my son for 3 months now and decided it was time to change to formula feeding. I gradually got him to take the bottle missing one feed at a time and now havent breastfed him for 3 days but still have quite a lot of milk. How long untill by boobs go back to normal and arent rock hard any more?


Diana - posted on 12/13/2009




If you can try cold cabbage leave on your breast, that will help with the pain. It took me a week or two. But if you feed or express the milk, your breast will continue to make milk.

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Crystal - posted on 12/15/2009




It took me about a week, boy was it painful! Now they are floppy again and point to the floor.. Try not to express for the pain it just takes longer for it to happen..

Ashley - posted on 12/11/2009




I quit breast feeding at 5 weeks for my son. I just couldn't take it anymore. My boobs hurt so bad! Some said to quit gradually but I went cold turkey. The first two days they hurt and were really hard. I pumped about an ounce once a day just to relieve the pressure. That really helped! It really only took about a week and half for me to return "normal"

Randi - posted on 12/08/2009




i breastfed my daughter for about the first couple days & then when i stopped my boobs were rock solid for 2 or 3 days & it took almost 2 weeks before they were back to normal. warm compresses, showers(warm warm water), & even pumping once more doesnt hurt it actually helped mine to where they werent rock solid & from leaking.

**** - posted on 12/08/2009




hi. . . i had twin girls in sept 08, and i pumped and fed them for the first 3 to 4 weeks. I was unable to continue doing so because my milk wasnt coming like it should.. i would only get 1 to 2 oz at a time, or even less. By the time they were 3 months or so, i hardly had any milk and my boobs were back to normal. If you stop breast feeding, your body will gradually stop producing milk.. give it a month or so and you will see a difference..

i hope this helped you somewhat :)

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