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breasts still leaking a year after stopped breastfeeding and ds still affected by my hormones?

(4 Posts)
AuntieMaggie Mon 04-Jan-16 13:28:30

I stopped breastfeeding ds about a year ago but every now and then my nipples still leak... not a huge amount (they never did) but just a small drop through my bra.

Also ds was always quite affected by my monthly cycle when I was feeding him - would get quite grumpy around my period and spotty and stuff and I don't know if i'm imagining it but I'm sure he still gets like it! I've got my period at the moment and he's got spots to match mine.

AttilaTheMeerkat Mon 04-Jan-16 14:41:41

You need to see the GP; excess prolactin levels can cause milk production to start up again. Treatment is given in the form of tablets.

lloydlf76 Mon 04-Jan-16 14:53:25

I wouldn't worry about it for some women there is always a little milk left. I know ladies who haven't fed for years and can still squeeze out a few drops of milk or leak a little. The drugs to dry up breastmilk come with some very nasty side effects.

arewethereyet55 Tue 05-Jan-16 08:48:13

Try the natural way, i did, i took Sage Tincture from Holland and Barratt. Also used to help with hot flushes. I'd been producing milk 15 months after i stopped BF and i occasionally got blocked ducts with it. I reacted badly to The Pill when i was in my early twenties so i wasn't keen to take the hormone drug my GP wanted to perscribe me.

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