How long did it take for your milk to dry up after breastfeeding?

When you stop breastfeeding, how long did it take for you to completely stop producing milk? I haven’t breastfed for five months, and I’m still producing milk.


you have to see what works for you i’ve heard that cabbage leaves work, here’s an article on how to dry up milk supply:

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I stopped nursing around the end of oct and still occasionally leak under the right circumstances. :woman_shrugging:t2:

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Breast fed for a year. Dried up pretty quickly… but did have some leakage randomly after a year. It was on and off :rofl:

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When my body realized he was comfort nursing I dried up. Could maybe het 1/2 ounce between both a day for a week then i was done

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Mine started to dry up shortly around a year of breastfeeding so I’m no help

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Cabbage leaves worked great for me with all 3 of my kids

Try cabbage leaves in your bra x

A couple days, maybe 3 I think

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4 years until I stopped leaking everytime I heard a baby cry or smelled baby shampoo.

My oldest is 17… I’ve had milk sense I had him… It never goes away all the way. My mom didn’t loose her milk until well into menopause

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I swear by cabbage leaves. I screwed up as a first time breast feeder and working mama. I would feed AND pump from day one because I thought I would need to stock up before I went back to work. This led to a huge supply and mastitis several times so I had to stop. I put cabbage leaves in my bra and milk was dried up within a week or two. I noticed a difference in fullness after the very first time.

Little guys weaned 2.5 years ago…still waiting.

Almost 2yrs after I stoped breastfeeding I was still getting a drop here and here. That’s when I got pregnant again And started making it for little bean. (Never stoped making milk) I’ve heard some women say theirs never fully dried up

Probably closer to over a year… if I press a certain way mine will still have a little come out and my child is almost 5…


2+ years. Wasn’t until I got implants that it finally dried up completely. For reference, I breastfed for 18 months, my son is four and I got implants in may.

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I have stopped breastfeeding gradually by reducing the numbers of feedings. The process takes longer but I did not had any problems at all. This was your body will produce less milk and you won’t be in pain

FOR EVER! I don’t think I ever really dried up bc there would be times I leaked a tiny bit … and around my period I would. …

It’s been about a year and when I squeeze my boob I’ll still get some milk. Figured it’ll never truly go away till the kiddos are older :woman_shrugging:

I havent stopped producing for over 10 years aftrr my second son was born. Add 4 more kids to that over the years and it has just never stopped. Even though I only breastfed or pumped for few months tops.

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