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I had to stop breastfeeding my twins in order to prepare for medical treatment. It's been three months now and I am still able to express a small amount of milk if I squeeze my nipples. According to my OB, this will happen for the rest of my life. Is this true?! How long does it take for breasts to dry up? Thanks!
 

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IF I try hard enough, I can still express a drop or two of colostrum from my left breast, but not from my right.<br><br>
3 months is still pretty soon after weaning. There's a good chance you'll dry up some more in the coming months.
 

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After I stopped breastfeeding my 20 year old (who's 20 now, not when I stopped breastfeeding him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">) I was able to squeeze out some milk for over eight years. Not much, though, only drops. Even after 17 years I could still feel my breasts reacting to babies crying. When I told a friend who is a doctor, this, she said "sounds like you want another baby" - which was true.<br><br>
Now I have recently had to stop breastfeeding my two and a half year old for the same reason as you, and I sometimes imagine I might go back to breastfeeding again after I'm finished with the treatment, if he still asks for it then. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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