Breast pain after weaning - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 01-15-2012, 08:12 PM - Thread Starter
Summertime Mommy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

This is kind of an odd question, but I feel like the ladies on here probably have the most experience. For the last 8yrs, I have been either pregnant or nursing or both. About 3-4 weeks ago, my 3.5 yr old finally weaned completely. She had been down to about 2-3 nursings for almost a year before that, but my breast still ache at night and sometimes in the morning, which are the times she used to nurse. It has been almost a month, how long should I expect this to last? Thanks!

Summertime Mommy is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 02-19-2012, 04:11 PM
ktmama's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Beautiful Boulder
Posts: 2,304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I was just jumping on mothering to ask the same thing, except it's only been a week for us.  My breasts are VERY tender right now, just finished my cycle (so I'm not pg).  I've nursed three kids and this is the first time I've experienced this kind of discomfort.  My ds is 2 years 9 months.  Anyone?

Me : living with and loving papa and the kids: Dd1 8/97 , dd2 8/04 and my sweet baby ds 5/09 : :
ktmama is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 02-21-2012, 10:14 AM
TiredX2's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: it appears to be a handbasket
Posts: 20,475
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

From what I have gleaned over the years, the way your body (& mind) react to weaning is very, very individual.  Just like some women are dy immediately upon weaning and others have milk years later, some women have absolutely no breast pain and others have twinges for years. 


An additional  issue is that women who have breastfed for a number of years are also often more in tune with their breast health so more likely to notice any sensativity.


With both of the PPs I really would try not to worry about it.



TiredX2 is offline  

Child Led Weaning

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off