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Erm... why am i lactating over 2 months after stopping bfing??

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OhWhatAPalaver Sat 30-Mar-13 19:53:47

hi all, I stopped bfing around the end of Jan and I thought my milk had dried up ages ago but it appears to have returned for no reason what so ever!! I am due on soon and weirdly it was not long after speaking to my SIL about bfing that i noticed i was leaking a tiny bit!! is this normal??

SheepNoisesOff Sat 30-Mar-13 19:57:20

How long did you BF for?

It can take years to stop if you have BF for years. Even if you didn't feed for that long, you will have milk for quite a while. <unspecific>

SheepNoisesOff Sat 30-Mar-13 19:58:36

Oh should mention that if completely unexpected then it can be something to check with your doctor, but at 2 months after stopping it's completely normal. Talking about it probably brought it on!

CollieAndTheEyeV Sat 30-Mar-13 20:00:02

My DD stopped BFing 14 m

OhWhatAPalaver Sat 30-Mar-13 20:02:14

thanks Sheep I fed DD for 13 months so i guess that's a fairly long time! hoping its normal smile

CollieAndTheEyeV Sat 30-Mar-13 20:02:24

Try again...

My DD stopped BFing 14 months ago. I'm still lactating. It's annoying.

CollieAndTheEyeV Sat 30-Mar-13 20:03:48

DD bf'd for 14 months. It certainly seems normal for l

CollieAndTheEyeV Sat 30-Mar-13 20:04:19

Arse. I give up. Stupid phone

SheepNoisesOff Sat 30-Mar-13 20:08:01

Collie grin

Definitely normal OP, and nothing to worry about.

The body is funny huh? You were just thinking about breastfeeding and it made you lactate!

Voodika Sat 30-Mar-13 20:10:33

Was it clear or milky?
My daughter just had the most awful tummy bug and it was a godsend that I could restart.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 30-Mar-13 20:11:19

I lactated for years and years after stopping breastfeeding. I'd fed dd for 16 months and was still lactating when she was about 8. GP measured my prolactin levels and they were normal, he had no idea why it was happening.

OhWhatAPalaver Sat 30-Mar-13 20:12:42

Yeah, it was rather odd , I thought it was probably nothing out of the ordinary but after seeing nothing for weeks it took me by surprise! grin

VivaLeBeaver Sat 30-Mar-13 20:12:45

Ha ha, just squuezed and immediately had a big squirt of what looks like milk. Dd is 12yo.

OhWhatAPalaver Sat 30-Mar-13 20:27:03

wow viva that's a long time to be lactating!! i suppose some people are just more prone to it than others.

it kind of looked half clear and half milky if you see what i mean...

Twattybollocks Sun 31-Mar-13 20:13:19

I stopped feeding dd2 just shy of 6 months. I was still producing milk 2 years later when I had an appt at the breast clinic for a lump, consultant asked me if I had any discharge from my nipple, I had a check and we were both quite surprised.

VisualiseAHorse Sun 31-Mar-13 23:32:07

I stopped in December, still leak milk in a warm shower, and can squeeze some out if needed. Baby was 8 months when I stopped.

Have tried to re-latch LO, but he's not having any of it!

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