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Is it normal to still have breast milk after three years

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morgan Daul
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Yes: Breastfeeding at least every two to three hours helps to maintain milk production. For most women, eight breastfeeding or pumping sessions every 24 ho... Read More
Dr. Allan Stewart
Thoracic Surgery 26 years experience
Lactation: It is not normal if you are no longer breast feeding. As long is the nipple is stimulated, there is a signal to continue producing breast milk. Howeve... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: It is not unusual to have an occasional small amount years after pregnancy. Large and constant amounts would merit investigation.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Recommend : following up with your primary care provider to determine cause of galactorrhea. Not normal.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Endocrine evaluation: persisting lactation like yours can be due to Prolactin excess often caused by a Pituitary adenoma. You should seek consultation with an Endocrinologi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: I would definitely see you ob/gyn and have hormone levels checked as 4 years of breast milk production is just not normal. Could be something going on... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
No: That is not normal. Sometimes you can produce milk from stimulation of the breast during sex, though.
A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: It is not unusual for milk production to continue for many years. In some cultures babies are breast fed for 3-5 years.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Rodriguez
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Galactorrhea: Breast milk is produced on demand. If you want to keep producing milk, you can do it indefinitely by expressing the milk yourself. However, you mig... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Need prolactin level: B"sd thats an interesting circumstance. Are you having regular menses - if you are much less likely to be a significant issue such as pituitary tumor... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
See doctor: There could be a different reason you are lactating, Please see your doctor and consider imaging of the breain plus prolactin levels
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Need a workup: Your symptom is unusual, do not think it is related to your miscarriage 2 years ago, so you need an evaluation as to why you have significant breast s... Read More

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