What happens to milk after you've weaned?

Shauna - posted on 11/05/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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So, I feel a bit ridiculous for asking this, but when you've weaned your child, does the milk your body produced get absorbed? Or do you have to pump the milk out? I dropped my last nursing several days ago, and haven't had any pain or discomfort, but I would assume there's milk left, so what happens? Do I need to do anything?

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Lori - posted on 11/06/2011

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As long as you're not having any discomfort, you don't need to do anything. I don't really know what happens to it, but I assume your body reabsorbs it. I didn't have any trouble with discomfort when I weaned my first. She was down to once a day, then we dropped that one, and I never noticed milk leaking or felt any pressure or engorgement.

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