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14 Feb 2004

When will milk dry up?
I've weaned my daugther 6 months ago and still have breastmilk - my breasts become quite uncomfortable - I express about once every 2 weeks - just a bit to feel more comfortable. When will it dry up?!
I'm also very moody during ovulation and menstruation these days - can it all be because of the same hormones that are still 'busy' in my body?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

If you keep expressing, the milk will not dry up. You should avoid touching your breasts at all. If you need to, you can use Bromocriptine to dry up the milk.
The milk producing hormones do not cause moodiness. This is probably just the normal cyclical changes. It is often helped by the Pill.

Best wishes
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