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What Happens To My Breasts After I Wean
About 2 to 4 weeks: You can shorten that time by using a good breast binder which will suppress milk production sooner. ...Read more
What can I do if my breasts are still producing milk two years after i've weaned. How can I stop it?
Your physician: Can prescribe you medication to help stop your flow of milk. ...Read more
Have a strange sensation in right breast that comes and goes . Could it be from weaning ? Why only on 1 breast if from weaning .Normal recent u/s
Asymmetry is common: After having weaned from breastfeeding, the milk making machinery needs to shut down, and it doesn't always go smoothly. Some sharp pains, swelling, and aching can be normal for weeks to months. It's normal for one breast to have more pain than the other. If it persists for more than 2-3 months, i'd see a breast doctor. A normal ultrasound is very reassuring that you don't have a cyst/mass. ...Read more
Abrupt weaning: I recommend breastfeeding for at least 18 months, which is the length of time for the infant's brain development. Therefore weaning before the child is 18 months old is improper. However i believe that most of my colleagues recommend shorter duration of breastfeeding abrupt weaning of the infant is improper. If the mother wants to wean the baby off the breast should do this gradually ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Because they are not being drained regularly, breasts will be tender/sore for a few days to a week or so after you wean. Use cabbage leaves to help promote the dry up process. If they continue to be sore 2+ weeks after, talk to a lactation consultant and/or your doctor. Plugged ducts or mastitis would be the concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have 8mo baby. My breasts are smaller now. Will they go back to their original size after he's weaned?
I've always had small breasts but now after weaning my son, they've become almost non existent! Is this a permanent change? I'm embarrassed almost.
Post breast feeding: Unfortunately, in your circumstance, the post breast feeding involution has taken up most of the fat in the breast and left minimal glandular tissue. This may be a permanent change unless another pregnancy is in the offing with partial breast fat restoration. At age 37, the pre teen "tissues in the bra" trick is passe', but a good plastic surgeon can help immensely. ...Read more
Can you wean from only one breast? I need to stop nursing to get an u/s done but only for one breast. Can i still nurse on the other one?
Asking Impossible : Nope. Not in any way. There is nothing to separate and change one breast and not affect the other. ...Read more
Lenght of breastfeed: American academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for one year or longer because of numerous benefits to both mother and infant. However i recommend 18-24 months of breastfeeding. Extended breastfeeding benefits the infant's immune system and the central nervous system development. Most experts believe that the brain development may be related to bonding that results from social interaction. ...Read more
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