I decided to wean the second week in January.
The last time I pumped was Dec. 24th and I can still hand express some drops of milk. I would say if you were uncomfortable and felt a lump then hand expressing to get it out would have worked.
From what I've read and heard from other moms is that there is no set time for how long it will take for your hormones to recover and to completely lose your ability to make milk. The best you can do is try to limit any stimulation to your breasts or nipples to what is absolutely necessary.
I had some leakage and pain recently and I