Question by  ChristinaRamirez (481)

What should I know about lactating after breastfeeding?


Answer by  worker4530 (303)

You can expect to keep lactating for a good time after you stop breastfeeding. I recommend pumping often to help alleviate some discomfort, but as little as needed to help slow the production.


Answer by  leize (222)

Galactorrhea: spontaneous milk secretion from breasts when not nursing. If milk production continues beyond 3-6 months after weaning, have physical exam by doctor. Galactorrhea is not a disease, but can be symptom of underlying health problem causing elevated prolactin levels it does have something to do with cyclical changes related to your menstrual cycle.


Answer by  jen37 (1135)

If you are just starting out, make sure to drink plenty of fluids to keep your milk supply up. It's common to leak after or in between feedings, so breast pads are your friend. If you are referring to after the child has been weened, generally your milk supply will gradually decrease and eventually stop all together without any help.


Answer by  kgrim (510)

When you have weened your infant to a bottle and are not breastfeeding or pumping, your milk supply will slowly dimish to nothing.

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