Producing colostrum and not pregnant!!??? Update for those who are interested

Vegemite - posted on 03/28/2011 ( 21 moms have responded )

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I'm posting this here because I didn't think there was a better group to post on.

So on Saturday I noticed my shirt was slightly damp. Sure enough my tits were leaking what appears to be colostrum.....weird.....oh crap I'm pregnant, thanks Mr Implanon! Three pregnancy tests negative, feee-eew!



I can't get into my regular Dr until Thursday so of course I've been researching and found everything from, "for some woman it's normal to have this just before their cycle starts" and "only when pregnant or manually stimulated ie. pumping or even from clothes rubbing" to "you have breast cancer and you're going to die." So now I'm having myself a little freak out. Thinking to myself. Were those tests false negatives? Goodo, now I have cancer what else will life chuck at me. Ok maybe it's just a hormone thing and all normal..... you'll be fine



I have never had this happen or even heard of it. I stopped breast feeding 16 months ago. Have any of you experienced this or know what this could be about?



From the tingly, leaky boobed one.

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Krista - posted on 04/20/2012

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Alyssa, I went through the exact same thing recently. I was able to squeeze a few drops out of my left, but not my right. My prolactin levels were normal, and my mammogram came back perfectly fine. Basically, both my doctor and my Ob-gyn think I might have just had a bit of a hormonal blip that caused it, and then of course, because I was poking at it and worrying about it and squeezing it, it kept producing more fluid.

Krista - posted on 03/29/2011

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Yeah, my sister said that she can still get the odd drop or two out of there, and she hasn't nursed in 9 years.

Krista - posted on 04/20/2012

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I still get it once in a blue moon, usually after ovulation.

Mrs. - posted on 03/30/2011

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Good policy. As my mother always says, "Don't borrow trouble from tomorrow." Looks like you know how to take that advice. Me, I'm learning.

Mrs. - posted on 03/29/2011

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I had this calcified black ball of dried up milk basically work its way out of a bump on my nipple over 18 months after I stopped bf'ing. I thought I had cancer too when I looked at the internet...totally just one of those weird left over things.

Go to the doc, they'll make you feel better about it.

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My girls leaked for at least 2 years after stopping nursing. They only stopped when I had the reduction surgery.

Alyssa - posted on 04/20/2012

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I have this too!! My doctor checked for high prolactin levels...but they were normal, so I don't have the pituitary tumor. It's only in my left and my doctor said that it's abnormal for it to only be in one. I haven't been breastfeeding for a year and never leaked when I was pregnant and this has never happened before...so why now? My doctor advised me if it's still happening next week to make an appointment with a breast specialist, and yeah I'm thinking oh great too. Please let us know if you find out what it is! Your post made me feel better, thanks!

April - posted on 03/31/2011

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My boobs start leaking if I see a baby on TV or a baby in a store that's crying. Lately, we've been TTC and just thinking about adding to our family has been making me leak a little!! It is kind of freaky, but didn't worry me because I am still nursing our 2 year old.

Krissy - posted on 03/31/2011

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I actually produced a minor amount of milk/colostrum for 2 1/2 years until I got pregnant again... then suddenly it stopped until I gave birth and it of course, did what it was supposed to.. I had only breastfed my daughter about 5 months... so the rest of that two and a half years was just wierd... LOL, but I did it again after i had my son... until I had my third (a girl again)... but it didn't do it after abby... it stopped that time.

Vegemite - posted on 03/30/2011

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Thanks Rebecca I'm not going to worry about something that hasn't happened yet. Aus is pretty good and so's my Dr he refers to a specialist for anything that isn't general.

Mrs. - posted on 03/30/2011

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By the by, as a person who had unexplained headaches and symptoms that required a series of tests like CT scans...just make sure you don't agree to anything that sounds like "lumbar puncture", unless its done by a specialist.



I know it sounds a little nuts, but I went to the hospital and docs not to long ago for something I thought was really going to be an easy fix and ended up agreeing to a spinal tap without knowing it. It'd hate for anyone else to be as scared as I was when they mentioned the words, "brain tumour" and have done what I had done and not get a specialist to do it.



I know the brain tumour card can be scary...

Vegemite - posted on 03/30/2011

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So I went to the doctor today and considering my circumstances he was baffled and proceeded to ask all his colleagues who were also baffled. The only thing they could think of is a particular brain tumor which effects the part of the brain that tells the breasts to produce colostrum. So I have had a blood test for this and also for pregnancy just on the off chance but he says it is highly unlikely that i'm pregnant. Depending on the result a CT scan may be done as well. He also said he will do some research over the weekend. Results will be back Tuesday.

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I've always had slightly leaky breasts close to my period. My doctor said it was normal.

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I b/f for a few days and expressed for 2weeks.My daughter is 2 now and i got colostrum leaking.I had the leaking a few mths back.So i think its very normal, its just what was stored away that never dried up, its my thinking anywho.
You stopped b/f 16mths ago.Well i think its perfectly normal.

Rosie - posted on 03/28/2011

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i've always thought i was crazy!! thank you for posting this, lol! every now and then i notice my shirt wet by my nipples and think i mustof spilled something on myself or the kids got me a little wet, because it's really not a whole lot of wetness. just a little drop or so.

i've wondered if it was milk from my boobies, but thought no fucking way! i didn't even breastfeed with my last 2, and only did for 2 days with my first one. weird, now i know thanks!! Lol!

Katherine - posted on 03/28/2011

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I had that happen to me too. Even now my boobs leak a little right before my period and it's been 2 years. I wouldn't worry.

Amanda - posted on 03/28/2011

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I agree with Lousie, because you breastfeed, its pretty normal. If its clear (white cloudy) and is not smelly I wouldnt get to worried, but do see a doctor better safe then sorry.

Louise - posted on 03/28/2011

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i think you will find that this was just a glip of hormones and will be a one off but you are right to just get checked for peace of mind. Normally a doctor would say there is no problem if the discharge is clear and not smelly showing signs of infection.

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