still have drops of milk after 7 months of not nursing!

Rebecca - posted on 10/19/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




so i weaned my daughter a little over 7 months ago, and still when i squeeze my breast i will get some milk and/ or colostrum like fluid. i can squeeze and get some from both breasts, but have more on the right side. on my left side i have to sqeeze very hard to get, and my rights comes out easier. i'm wondering if this is considered normal and if any of you moms have had this?


MaryAnn - posted on 10/19/2015




If you are becoming engorged, or your breasts are causing you pain, see your doctor.
They say that after 6 months fully weaned, you should stop producing, but that doesnt necessarily happen so quickly. My neice was strictly fed formula at one month... Shes nearly three years old and my sister still produces milk. Its not normal, but also not unheard of, and not necessarily a health problem.
Milk production is a hormone feedback loop. If you are expressing too often, it could be keeping up supply.
I heard that cold cabbage leaves and caffeine diminish supply?


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Raye - posted on 10/19/2015




Many women produce small amounts of milk until menopause, because the hormones involved in lactation are produced during menstruation and other times. Try not to stimulate the breasts/nipples as much as possible. Use bra inserts to soak up any fluid. If it's causing trouble for you, speak to a doctor. There are medications you can take to try to stop it, but they don't always work, and can have side effects.

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