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The past few days my breasts have felt tender at random times in the day. This evening they were really aching, similar to a overfull feeling when breastfeeding. I massaged from the top downwards to try and relieve the pain and milk came out! I have a 2.5yo and haven't breastfed for over a year.
My milk dried up pretty quickly after stopping and I've never been able to produce milk since. Does this sound normal? Should I get it checked out? The pain is a concern but there's no lumps , hot patches and I'm otherwise healthy.
I think it can start much earlier than that in some cases, but I think a hormonal imbalance can also cause the symptoms you describe. I would definitely recommend getting it checked out by your GP, to put your mind at rest if nothing else.
If it's bfn then I'll book an appointment with the GP. It's not hugely painful but the ache is noticeable and its uncomfortable. The only other time I've felt something similar was when I was breastfeeding.
I produced a bit of milk at the end of first trimester with ds2. Had not been breastfeeding for 5 months. Then it stopped and I had nothing again until baby born. I would do a test if I were you. Good luck for the result you want!
Have made an appointment for a week Monday. Was the earliest I could see my own GP. I guess if af hasn't arrived by then that needs addressing too? I'm never more than a week late so Saturday should be the latest it arrives.
Increase in the hormone prolactin can cause erratic cycle and eventually lead to them stopping altogether. Other symptoms are milk production, fatigue and sometimes weight gain. Make sure your GP checks prolactin and thyroid function. It can often be a temporary blip in hormones. I have had problems with my prolactin levels for the last 30 years. It doesn't cause problems unless the levels creep up, then I take medication to treat it.