How do I dry up?
When milk is no longer regularly or effectively removed from the breasts by breastfeeding or expressing, it remains in the milk sacs, where it is made. The increased amount of milk in the sacs signals the cells lining the sacs to stop making milk. This process is called drying up. It is best if the breasts dry up gradually. It can be painful if mothers suddenly stop breastfeeding or expressing or it can cause breast infections. The length of time it takes to dry up varies from one to two weeks. The larger the milk supply, the longer it takes.