question about weaning/stopping

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Registered: 04-21-2012
question about weaning/stopping
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Sat, 10-13-2012 - 6:56pm

So I haven't pumped at all since this past Tuesday night (almost 4 full days).  I had weaned down to one pump/day (where i was only getting less than 3 oz) over two-ish weeks.  Today, my breasts are really tender and this morning in the shower I saw that I still had milk come out when I massaged them.   Are they full?  I don't want to pump because I don't want them to make more milk, but I don't want to get an infection?  What happens to the milk that's in there once you stop completely?  Sorry if these are silly questions.....thanks for your help!

Leslie

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Registered: 06-22-2008
Sat, 10-13-2012 - 9:22pm
If you were getting that little milk I think it's ok to leave alone. I mean women who don't bf get engorged and full when their milk comes in and most don't get infections. Try peppermint altoids. 4 mints 4x a day. My LC told me that helps dry you up.
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Registered: 10-06-2012
Wed, 10-17-2012 - 11:47am

well am not mommy yet but good to see your experiences friends!!