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How long does it take for your milk to dry up after giving birth?

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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Everybody different: There is a method to help dry you up. Place a most warn towel across your breasts. This is called "milk letdown". You will likely have drainage and the glands start drying. Be careful not to have the towel so hot it burns you.

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A 26-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to heal after giving birth?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
6 -8 weeks: In part it depends on what you need to heal. In general, your uterus and vagina have healed in usually 6-8 weeks. Any incisions may take longer to heal completely. Eating well, lots of fluid and getting rest when you can will speed recovery.

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Last updated May 1, 2012

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