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Name: janet | Date: Jul 11th, 2006 8:42 PM
i have a 2.5 month old i only breast fed one week then stopped. my milk has been gone for the last month or more, but todat i had alot of milk discharge does anyone know if that may be a sign that i am pregnant again? and does anyone know if it is harder or easier to get pregnant soon after giving birth thanks 

Name: Claudett | Date: Aug 6th, 2006 1:37 PM
The condition is called galactorrhea. Please google to find out about diagnosis and management and see your doctor. 

Name: Pattyjb | Date: Aug 20th, 2006 4:35 AM
I bet you are now getting ready for # 2, what a blessing.
I would not be upset by this, just accept it as normal. 

Name: zae | Date: Aug 20th, 2006 8:52 PM
3 years after i last breastfed my child i am still lactating. i am glad i found this forum because i felt like something was wrong with me but a see i am just one of the lucky ones. i am barely 5 weeks preg now and and noticed an increase in milk. 

Name: dawnlgreen | Date: Aug 20th, 2006 11:14 PM
That's funny that you mentioned this. I have had the same problem since I had my first daughter which is 4 1/2 years old! I nursed her until she was a year old. At that time, I was still lactating 9 months later until I became pregnant with my second daughter. After I had her, I nursed for 14 months. It has currently been 13 months since I have quite nursing, and I can still get milk out! It is definitely freaking me out! Currently, I found out that I am expecting again in April with my 3rd, therefore, I guess we'll see what happens! 

Name: buckeye | Date: Oct 11th, 2006 10:35 PM
My son is 2 and I stopped nursing at 6 months. I checked to see if I was lactating because a co-worker mentioned that she never dried up after 2 years. It flows out easily after 18 months!! I went to my OB because I have also experienced a huge amount of hair loss. He first put me on bromocripitine (parlodel). Lots of side effects. I was very dizzy with low BP. Hated the medicane. Milk production did not stop. He drew labs today to check hormones. I hope to find an answer..but my periods are regular so I doubt it's hormones?!? Guess I'll just be a 'freak'. 

Name: Jaclyn | Date: Feb 4th, 2007 2:46 AM
I'm glad I found this site. I've been looking for answers everywhere. It's been about 8 months since I stopped breastfeeding and lately I've been having the let down tingling. I've been trying to conceive with no luck so I'm wondering if this tingling means my body is not back to normal yet and not ready to conceive. I haven't been able to get any milk out, though, so I'm confused. Any advice??? 

Name: pilotswife | Date: Feb 4th, 2007 2:49 AM
I'm glad I found this site. I've been looking for answers everywhere. It's been about 8 months since I stopped breastfeeding and lately I've been having the let down tingling. I've been trying to conceive with no luck so I'm wondering if this tingling means my body is not back to normal yet and not ready to conceive. I haven't been able to get any milk out, though, so I'm confused. Any advice??? 

Name: njmom | Date: Mar 13th, 2007 10:13 PM
I too have this same problem -- I stopped breastfeeding my son 10 months ago when he was 14 months old and have noticed on and off that I am still producing milk. I didn't think much of it, but I'm now going through my second miscarriage in a year and one suspected cause is high levels of prolactin -- which help you produce milk but also can inhibit the production of progesterone needed in early pregnancy. I don't know yet if this is my problem -- I have to wait to do testing -- but I'm upset I never thought to mention to my doctor that I was still lactating. I just assumed this was a "leftover" from baby #1 and just a sign that my body was good at this particular job. For those of you who have concerns, talk to you doctor. There are medications that can solve this problem if it's what you have. 

Name: station 2 | Date: Jun 23rd, 2008 5:35 AM
my son is 9 and ive just noticed that there is still milk leaking from my breast and im 46 

Name: crazymama | Date: Aug 7th, 2008 3:53 AM
My youngest son will be eight in november and I still get the let down feeling, and just from curiousity I pressed on my breast and colostrom appeared~ How long will this last? I feel like I could pick up breast feeding anytime and there would be no problem with milk production. 

Name: baby.mama.17 | Date: Mar 28th, 2009 10:30 PM
I just had my son 5 months ago. I have gotten my period twice since then. I just had it again about 2 weeks ago, but im starting to lactate again... i nursed him until he was 6 weeks old and i haven't lactated since 2 days after i stopped... i used the pill for about a month but it was making me swell up a lot. like the inside of me stomache, and making me have my period 3 times a month, so i stopped. I've been having the feeling that im pregnant again, but ive taken 4 test in the past 3 months, and they've all said that im negative. I need someones opinion other than my mother in laws lol. so if you have any advice, please let me know. thanks :)

Name: treesa19 | Date: Aug 2nd, 2009 2:38 AM
well im glad to see that ther are other ppl out there with this same problem, my son will be one year tomorrow and i olny breatfed for a few weeks but tonight i notied i was lactating, wierd:/ 

Name: kitkatkazz | Date: Mar 29th, 2010 11:24 AM
I have started in the last few years having really sore breasts before I'm due on and notices that my breast feel I'm lactating. So I squeed and found that I I'm lactating and this is more noties able a few wks before I'm due on! the plain get worse as the days get closer... I went to my doctor but didn't realise that that I had started to lactate as well. my son is 5 and I finished breastfeeding when he was a year old I don't know what I can do about this as it can be a real problem with the plain! Does any else have any ideas on this? 

Name: renee_ever | Date: Nov 24th, 2010 3:10 PM
A few weeks ago I had to have an MRI for a severe migraine and they found a benign tumor on my pituitary. One of the symptoms is lactating. From what I have read 20% of the population has this tumor and will never know. I stopped nursing 7 months ago and never checked until today to see if I was still getting milk and apparently I am. I don't want to scare anyone but I would get your pituitary checked out if you haven't nursed in a while. I know it's commom to still have milk for months after but if it's been over a year or 2 you may want to get it checked out. From what I understand they just watch the tumor for growth because it can affect your vision as well as your fertility if it starts to mess with your hormones and menstruation. 

Name: kaila | Date: Jan 25th, 2011 2:03 AM
i breastfed my son for 1 year. i stopped 1 month ago...is it normal that my breasts are still hard and tingly at times? i slowly weaned him nefore stopping completly, so the last month i was only breastfeeding him like twice a day. i took pregnancy tests and they came back negative & i have the mirena iud so i dont get my periode anymore. can anyone help?? 

Name: coachdfreedom | Date: Mar 31st, 2011 6:53 PM
I had this same question, Thank you fro asking it!! I stopped breastfeeding my 1 year old about two months agao and I am also still lactating!

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Name: dannill | Date: Jul 9th, 2011 12:50 AM
Im glad to know im not the only one with this issue. I stopped breast feeding months ago and am still producing milk, not a lot but its still going to where i could support a singleton baby. Went to ob/gyn got all sorts of blood tests ect....The only thing she found was that my estrogen was highly elevated. Dont know if that can be a factor but its what she thought was causing it. 

Name: Natalie-JJ | Date: Feb 7th, 2013 9:00 PM
My breasts are still leaking milk 7 months after I stopped breastfeeding too.
It’s been 7 months now since I weaned my baby from breastfeeding, yet I am still leaking a noticeable amount of milk or what looks like milk/colostrum from my breasts. I breastfed less and less and then stopped cold turkey, but still I would leak milk. I thought that the friction from my bras or clothing could be the cause so I got a few new cotton bras and wore baggy tops for a while, but that never worked. I stopped touching my breasts every other day to see if there was any milk, which there was. I am not on any bc and I have not had a miscarriage nor am I pregnancy again.

I asked a few of my girlfriends about this and a few of them had the same problem and suggested that I take Peppermint tea or Sage tea, so I tried them. Neither have had any effect on my leaking breasts. They also suggested that I put cabbage leaves on my breasts to stop the milk and as strange as this sounds, I saw this suggestion on the internet too, but this did not work either.

I scheduled an appointment a few weeks later to see my family doctor and told him about my leaking breasts. He said it could take up to a year to dry up completely. I said that was unacceptable and that I needed something done about this now. He prescribed me with bromocriptine 2.5mg tablets which should prevent or stop breast milk production and treat potential high prolactin levels. The 2.5mg bromocriptine tablets had little to no effects on my leaking breasts. The next step was to send me to a lab to do blood work to see if my hormones were normal. The lab results came back normal, even my prolactin levels were normal.

The last I heard from my doctor is that I have a condition called Galactorrhea. He says it’s perfectly normal to leak small amounts of breast milk after breastfeeding. This can go on for many months or even years he tells me. What I have is normal and not a danger to my health. He said to avoid stimulation of my breasts such as my husband sucking on my breasts during love making. Not what my husband wanted to hear. I then told my doctor that my breasts sometimes leak milk to the point you can see the milk through my bra and my winter sweater and if I squeeze my breasts or nipples I can squirt milk across the room. I was going to show him in his examining room, but I didn’t. lol

He said I would have to wear nursing/breast pads for a while and check back with him in a few months. WTF!!!! I am looking for a second opinion as of now.

I have been told that I can not go ahead with my breast reduction surgery until I totally stop lactating. That is why I am so pissed off with my situation. I have been cleared to have my breast reduction surgery and insurance is going to pay for it. I was just waiting until spring/summer time frame, but now if I don’t stop lactating I can’t have my surgery. 

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