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Can you produce colostrum when you are definitely NOT pregnant?

(7 Posts)
ohsomany Sat 29-Apr-17 21:50:48

I have always been able to squeeze a bit of colostrum from both breasts (just a drop or two) and I am 100% not pregnant. I breastfeed both my children for 4 years each but haven't BF youngest for over 3 years now. Anyone know why I am able to still do this and has anyone else experienced this?
I am not on any birth control either.

LavenderRainbows Sat 29-Apr-17 22:28:15

I had my last baby almost 20 years ago and up until a few years ago I could squeeze some out. I guess if you keep squeezing it will keep coming!

Fairylea Sat 29-Apr-17 22:52:44

Get your prolactin levels checked (blood test). Mine was very high and I had to take medication to reduce it.

Somedaymama Sun 30-Apr-17 12:28:32

Get your thyroid checked too. This happened to me when I was hypothyroid.

delilahbucket Sun 30-Apr-17 13:07:28

Yes, I do. I've had my thyroid and prolactin checked and everything was deemed normal. Whatever that means.

NomDePlumeReloaded Sun 30-Apr-17 13:18:29

I can too. Last baby almost 15yrs ago. No endocrine issues.

RupertsMum2 Sun 30-Apr-17 20:09:30

Yes, I could for years after feeding ds1 and ds2. All my bloods were fine. Interestingly Ds3 was in PICU for a week and despite expressing from the word go I was never able to properly establish breast feeding and everything completely dried up after that.

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