How long does it take to stop lactating after you stopped breastfeeding?

Catherine - posted on 06/18/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I stopped breastfeeding 13 months ago and shortly after I stopped producing milk... so I thought. Recently I have noticed that my breasts still lactate, not as much as they did when I breast fed, but enough to make my shirt wet.. Has this happened to anyone else?

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User - posted on 04/23/2012

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I stopped breastfeeding when my son was 8 months old, he will be 2 in august and im still producing milk. Wish itd stop!

Danielle - posted on 06/18/2009

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I have breastfed 4 kids and when I decide that I am done, I put green cabbabe leaves in my bra. The coolness of the leaves soothes engorgement in the beginning but a chemical in the leaves signals your body to stop production. I always wean my kids at about a year old and it takes me about 1-2 weeks to stop milk production.

Jela - posted on 06/18/2009

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I had stopped breastfeeding my first son and 6+ months later I would still leak and it would not make me happy lol

Sarah - posted on 12/03/2012

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Any of you not have your menstrual cycles while still lactating? It's been about 9 months since I stopped nursing and no period but still lactating. I had blood work done and everything is normal with the exception of a higher level of prolactin. Just curious if anyone else has had this issue.

Lynlee - posted on 06/18/2009

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Yes, I stopped breastfeeding about 8 months ago and only stopped producing milk (I think!) about two months ago. It's very common to keep producing milk and can go on for months or even years!

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ANICA - posted on 06/18/2009

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Yes, If I lay on my stomach too long or lean on something too long I leak. I stopped breastfeeding 6 months ago. I definitely wish it would stop, it's annoying.

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