Milk withdrawal related common sense and breast sagging

How long is the normal milk withdrawal time?

The Health Assembly is advocating globally: exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and insisting on breastfeeding for more than 24 months is the ideal way for humans to feed their infants. In daily life, generally 6 months after childbirth, infants add supplementary food to solid food, milk food intake decreases, milk secretion begins to decrease and gradually returns to milk withdrawal, it is recommended to persist for 12-24 months.

Is there any way for milk withdrawal?

1. Natural withdrawaing : the mother gradually reduces the number of feedings (one meal every 3-5 days) or the feeding interval gradually becomes longer (one hour interval every 3-5 days), so that the milk gradually decreases until it disappears.

2. Drug milk withdrawing: suitable for excessive breast milk and short-term milk withdrawal. Under the guidance of a doctor, you can take Chinese traditional medicine fried malt, external application of rhubarb mirabilite powder, western medicine bromocriptine, vitamin B6, and estradiol. At the same time, it is necessary to pay attention to diet conditioning, reduce the consumption of soup, high protein and lactating foods, and control water intake.

What to do if sagging breasts after milk withdrawal?

Pregnancy has a greater impact on breast development, because during pregnancy, under the action of a large number of estrogen, progesterone, and prolactin secreted by the ovaries, pituitary, and placenta, the breast is fully developed and small ducts and acinars proliferate rapidly. Normal breasts weigh about 200g, and breast volume increases after pregnancy, and breasts can reach 400 to 800g at the end of pregnancy.

After stopping breastfeeding, the mammary gland enters the recovery phase. First, the acinars become empty and atrophic, the acinar epithelial cells disintegrate, fuse with each other into a larger and irregular glandular cavity, the peripheral milk ducts shrink and narrow, and the fat tissue gradually replaces the glandular tissue. However, the amount of regeneration is far from enough to make up for the loss during breastfeeding. The enlarged breast epidermis naturally loosens when the content is reduced, resulting in a smaller breast volume, skin sagging, and a sagging breast after weaning.

Suggestions for mothers: Wearing appropriate bras during pregnancy and lactation can give better support to the breast, reduce the pressure on the breast’s internal ligaments and skin, and reduce the impact on the shape of the breast.