Well, we haven't nursed for 4 weeks, and we only nursed once a day for about 5-10 minute sessions for the last few weeks of breastfeeding. Here I am, still with big lumps of milk in my breasts even though there has been no expression or stimulation of any kind since weaning. They are not engorged, but you can feel big hard lumps inside that feel somewhat "itchy" or "irritated" when I rub them, just like when I didn't nurse for a long time when we breastfed a lot (well, only after I got past the "basketball" stage of OALD). It is also very slightly tender in some spots so I am afraid of mildly clogged ducts, however, can you get a clogged duct 4 weeks after absolutely no movement of milk? Seems like if I were going to get any, it would have been sooner.
I can still squeeze out large droplets of milk still just by expressing from the membranes in the areola, but I have only done it two or three times total since weaning just to "test," undoubtedly not enough to stimulate any production. I have read it takes up to 45 days for the breasts to dry up completely, but am I to expect what's left in there to totally disappear in the next 2 weeks? My breasts don't seem to be making any more milk, but what's left inside is still there and is very easy to squeeze out, however I know I can't remove it or I will stimulate production again. What do I do? Just ignore it for another few weeks? When should I worry if the lumps aren't actually milk, after I can't squeeze out any more?