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Q&A: Is My Milk Drying Up?

My breasts seemed super-full in the beginning, but now they're soft. Is my milk drying up?
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January 30, 2017
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Probably not. It’s normal for your breasts to “soften up” once breastfeeding is established. This definitely doesn’t mean your milk is going away; your body is just settling into your breastfeeding routine by no longer overproducing milk. As long as baby is gaining weight and is content, there’s nothing to worry about.

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