When will my breast milk dry up after I stop breastfeeding?

Q: How long does it take for breast milk to dry up after breastfeeding for one year?

A: Once a woman stops breastfeeding, it typically takes a few days to a week for her milk to completely dry up. Measures such as ice packs, breast binding with ace bandages or jog bras, and ibuprofen can help reduce the engorgement pain that happens during the process. In addition, placing cold cabbage leaves inside the bra helps dry the milk up faster.

Answered by Dr. Marra Francis

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