Question for the breastfeeding moms!

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
44785 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Fall_In_Love22:  It is likely normal.

From Breastfeeding

The fluid that leaks out after weaning tends to look more like colostrum (thin, sticky, and yellowish) than white or creamy like mature milk.

Since it took your breasts nine months of pregnancy to go through the physical changes that prepared them to make breast milk, it’s not surprising that they don’t go back to their pre-pregnancy state immediately after your baby weans.

Leaking after weaning doesn’t become a concern unless the breasts produce a lot of milk for long periods of time. If the breasts remain swollen, hard or tender, or  a large amount of milk continues  to leak for months after weaning, then there may be a medical problem that should be evaluated by a doctor knowledgeable about lactation.

Post # 3
8835 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve heard people can go for years, years, and still be able to hand express something.  It sounds normal to me since it’s only be 2 weeks.

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