still producing milk after stopping 10 months ago!!!!??!!

Claudia - posted on 02/20/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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quick question. i breastfed my daughter for about a month, its been a little over 10 MONTHS that i haven't breastfed / pumped and today i noticed my nipple hole ( sorry dont know the proper term ) was open, when i squeezed my breast MILK SQUIRTED OUT!! totally freaked out, thought i was pregnant again, buy I'm not, according to the 2 at home pregnancy tests. ( im on the depo shot. )

sooo question is, HAS THAT HAPPENED TO ANYONE ELSE?

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Jamie - posted on 02/23/2013

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I breastfed both of my children for 12-14 months and for a long time I still "leaked" for months. Its not abnormal, but remember not to pump or squeeze them so that they will eventually stop (unless you have a blocked duct) This happened more so with my first baby, with my second it didn't leak too long.

Lori - posted on 02/21/2013

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I've heard of this happening to other moms. Sometimes up to 2 years after weaning. I can't attest to it personally since I went from nursing the first baby to being pregnant and then nursing the 2nd baby, and I haven't weaned the 2nd one yet. But it's not unheard of. As long as you're not feeling engorged (which it doesn't sound like) and you don't have any strange lumps in your breasts, I wouldn't worry about it.

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