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A 23-year-old female asked:

i used to breastfeedmy son. he is now 2 years old but sometimes i feel my breasts leaking & i think its milk. is it normal?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Your breasts may continue to leak milk, or a more clear colostrum for a long time, and some women lean continuously.

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