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Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:41 pm 
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how long does it take for you milk to dry up and your boobs go back to normal?

i have breastfed/expressed for 4 months and have decided to stop my last feed was 2 days ago and im really uncomfortable. any tips to make things more pleasent?
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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:12 pm 
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not tried to stop yet.
friend who have stopped gradually but switching one feed at a time to formula.
if you go suddenly from all breast to formula your body doesn't have time to adjust.
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Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:53 pm 
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if it gets really bad express a little out just to make it more comfortable and wear a well fitted bra all the time even at night.

it will settle down in a few days

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Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:58 pm 
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well its been a week now and after some major leaking i think its getting better my boobs feel a little softer!
i want to wear my pretty bras again!
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Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:31 pm 
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hey jen

If you stop 'clod turkey' like that I think its about 3 weeks to get through back to close to normal. I stopped gradually over the course of a month, which was a lot easier. Be aware that you'll still have some milk in your ducts for a long while though, so keep massaging your boobs in the shower/bath to prevent any low-grade infections or mastitis.

Anna
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Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:03 pm 
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another week and things have definately changed for the better!
i did go down to 2 feeds a day but only did that for about 4 days, ah well you live and learn. the only thing now is to try and get my pecs strong and the boobs lifted a little, didnt realise how much they'd sag!
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