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breast feeding? fairy_dust89 2 kids; Iowa 518 posts
29th Oct '12

are you breasts supposed to be completely empty after feeding? i still have milk after feeding my 4 day old... even after feeding 25 or so minutes on each side

✌Nikki☀ 1 child; Illinois 2110 posts
29th Oct '12

Nope. It's normal to still have milk=) My 2 month old will nurse for like an hour and I still have milk. And she'll have it going down her cheek lol... You probably just have really awesome milk supply=)

user banned United Kingdom 1629 posts
29th Oct '12

I don't think they are ever totally empty since they make more as you feed. Mine are never empty anyway!

ashleeoh Due August 10 (girl); 1 child; Tucson, Arizona 2601 posts
29th Oct '12

No, I don't think I ever had a moment where my breasts were completely empty the whole 2 and a half years I breastfed my daughter.

.Mommy.[40] 18 kids; Beverly Hills, California 21297 posts
29th Oct '12

No. But then again my supply is ginormous. As soon as I'm done feeding her I can feel them filling up again.

Thorian's Mommy 1 child; Westbrook, ME, United States 8409 posts
29th Oct '12

a four day olds tummy is the size of a cherry. so your defiantly going to have extra milk. at that point i needed to pump cuz i had so much milk. i pump five ounces from eac breast. i suggest not pumping unless you have. it will make you produce more. im 7 weeks pp and its suggest now starting to even out. he still doesnt empty one breast

fairy_dust89 2 kids; Iowa 518 posts
29th Oct '12

well thank you for the answers i just always feel so full kinda engorged even right after feedings. i guess i will get used to it. i pumped with my first and after stoping i still had milk for 3-4+ months i guess i am just a milk maker i had my milk in less then 48 hours this time around

user banned United Kingdom 1629 posts
29th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting fairy_dust89:</b>" well thank you for the answers i just always feel so full kinda engorged even right after feedings. i ... [snip!] ... stoping i still had milk for 3-4+ months i guess i am just a milk maker i had my milk in less then 48 hours this time around"</blockquote>



Aw, I'm jealous, my supply is pathetic :(