my child is 7 years old stoped breastfeeding him after 3months old, now after 7 years later why am I still producing breast milk a lot lactating ,why??.

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Katrina - posted on 08/27/2014

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Odd. I nursed my younger son (now 10) for about 3 months before I had to stop due to problems, and stopped lactating within a reasonable period of time. I wonder if perhaps it was because I'd used cabbage to help cease milk production with my son, but not my daughter? I just went "cold turkey" with her.

If it's problematic, maybe try the cabbage thing... you buy a fresh head of cabbage, and sort of crush the veins of a leaf to make it soft and pliable, then fit it to your breast inside your bra, tearing out a hole for your nipple so excess milk dosent get caught behind the leaf. It actually feels pretty nice, cooling, and did help soothe my discomfort and dry up the milk. Something in the raw leaves, I guess.

Dove - posted on 08/27/2014

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I breastfed 3 kids for a total of 4.5 years... and w/in 6 months to a year of weaning each child there was no milk to be found at all.

Katrina - posted on 08/27/2014

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I have the same issue. My youngest child is 4, I breastfed exclusively until 6 months, then we moved to raw goat's milk. (I had become pregnant again and miscarried, plus had a UTI, apparently all that affected my supply) I still get the let-down sensation, and lactate some, but not a lot.

She still drinks quite a bit of milk... I think maybe there is more of a connection between mother and child than we realize. My daughter still wants milk, so my body gets the signal to still keep trying to produce it. Maybe? I dunno. I'd love to hear what others have to say on this as well.

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