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Is it normal to still have breast milk after three years?

Is it normal to still have breast milk after three years?

Yes: Breastfeeding at least every two to three hours helps to maintain milk production. For most women, eight breastfeeding or pumping sessions every 24 hours keeps their milk production high. Therefore, if you have continued to breastfeed or are still pumping then it is normal to still have breast milk after three years. As soon as you stop breast feeding, your breasts will stop producing milk. ...Read more

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I lost a baby when I was 3 months along. I had a dnc and my breast milk came in, that was almost 4 years ago. Is it normal to still have breast milk?

I lost a baby when I was 3 months along. I had a dnc and my breast milk came in, that was almost 4 years ago. Is it normal to still have breast milk?

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 with your pituitary gland and/or other sources of excess prolactin production, and this needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to still have breast milk even after not breast feeding for over a year?

Is it normal for me to still have breast milk even after not breast feeding for over a year?

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 might be using birth control pills, which can be associated with breast milk production. So to answer your question, this could be normal. ...Read more

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I still have breast milk after 15 years. How can I get rid off it. And is it safe.?

I still have breast milk after 15 years. How can I get rid off it. And is it safe.?

Lactation: Nope, it's not normal to be lactating after 15 yrs of oregnancy. Seek help from a md. ...Read more

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I had my son 3 years ago and have never breast fed why do I still have breast milk?

I had my son 3 years ago and have never breast fed why do I still have breast milk?

Need prolactin level: B"sd that's an interesting circumstance. Are you having regular menses - if you are much less likely to be a significant issue such as pituitary tumor (prolactinoma).
Certain activities besides nursing can sustain milk production. Even if prolactin normal, dopamine agonist therapy with bromcriptine, Dostinex (cabergoline) may be effective.
glad to discuss in more detail ...Read more

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Its been 2 years since I had a miscarriage but I still have breast milk how do I get rid of it? An why did it last so long?

Its been 2 years since I had a miscarriage but I still have breast milk how do I get rid of it? An why did it last so long?

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 secretions. ...Read more

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What tests do doctors perform to diagnose thyroid? (i have severe headaches and I still have breast milk since 6 years after my first baby.) please help.

What tests do doctors perform to diagnose thyroid? (i have severe headaches and I still have breast milk since 6 years after my first baby.) please help.

Thyroid Function: Your doctor will need to order a thyroid function test and along with the results of a physical and other exams determine if your symptoms stem from thyroid issues or are of some other cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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I never breast fed and I currently have breast milk is that normal its been 5 years scince I had a kid.

I never breast fed and I currently have breast milk is that normal its been 5 years scince I had a kid.

Probably not: You should see your doctor. Galactorrhea can be a result of exercise (such as jogging) or activities that cause stimulation of the nipples or it may be due to medications that cause an elevated prolactin level, however there are tumors that can cause galactorrhea. The cause may be harmless, but it would be appropriate to investigate. ...Read more

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Can breast milk not stopping after three years affect someone from getting pregnant again.?

Can breast milk not stopping after three years affect someone from getting pregnant again.?

Yes, Indirectly: Aberrant prolactin secretion can interfere with return of menses. See your physician to get it checked. ...Read more

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Breast milk started drying up 3 years after weaning? Pituitary gland is normal. Will this cause hormonal changes and visual migraines?

Breast milk started drying up 3 years after weaning? Pituitary gland is normal. Will this cause hormonal changes and visual migraines?

No: I'm not entirely sure what you're asking here, as breast milk will usually go away after you're done breastfeeding. For it to go on 3 years after weaning is a bit unusual, but i'd be glad it did. If the pituitary is normal, then no, unless you're prone to migraines anyways you should be fine. ...Read more

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I had a misscariage at 2 months and I still have breast milk is that normal?

Galactorrhea: It is possible that this is completely normal, depending on how long its been since your pregnancy. However, it might not be normal if it doesn't go away. Milk production is a product of tactile breast stimulation. If you or a partner continues to express milk from your breast, you will continue to produce it. ...Read more

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I miscarried in April and I still produce breast milk, less but still. Is that normal?

I miscarried in April and I still produce breast milk, less but still. Is that normal?

See G.Y.N.doctor: It is not normal to produce breast milk in your case. Normally breast milk is expected soon after delivery of the baby or after miscarriage. But it should not continue after miscarriage. Discuss with your G.Y.N. doctor or consult endocrinologist to get your harm one checked. ...Read more

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Is it normal for breast milk to leak out your breasts after 1 year of having a Baby? Or can you be pregnant again?

Is it normal for breast milk to leak out your breasts after 1 year of having a Baby? Or can you be pregnant again?

Can be normal but...: There are many conditions that can lead to galactorrhea (the term for milk discharge in the absence of pregnancy or breast feeding) Some causes can be as benign as stimulation during sexual activity and others can be serious. You should see your doctor to discuss a workup.
see:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/galactorrhea/basics/causes/con-20025628 ...Read more

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Is it normal for drops of breast milk to come out of breast after a year of not breast feeding? Does it mean pregnant? Please help!

Yes and no for 2 Qs: While it isn't it improbable to get drops of milk from the breast, long after you breast fed the infant, I wouldn't rely on this "method" to diagnose pregnancy, for which easy to use home pregnancy kits should be used. If you have doubts after that, you can be checked by your physician for a better assessment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal for women who have had their uterus removed to still produce breast milk, as if preparing for child birth?

Is it normal for women who have had their uterus removed to still produce breast milk, as if preparing for child birth?

Yes: It can still happen if the ovaries are left and they produce the hormones that trigger prolactin release from the pituitary that stimulates milk letdown. I would still see my gynecologist for further work up just to make sure it isn't something else causing the problem. ...Read more

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What if you are 13 years old with breast milk?

If your 13 year old: Child has nipple secretions - have this medically evaluated. Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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Why am I having breast milk after appendectomy even though I had my baby 21/2 years ago.

Why am I having breast milk after appendectomy even though I had my baby 21/2 years ago.

Galactorrhea: You may have galactorrhea. Consult your doctor or an endocrinologist to have your hormones checked, especially your prolactin level. ...Read more

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My right breast is very tender and I have noticed a white discharge. It looks very much like breast milk nut I have not nursed in over 2 years. Wth?

My right breast is very tender and I have noticed a white discharge. It looks very much like breast milk nut I have not nursed in over 2 years. Wth?

See a doctor: Breast pain and discharge could be a sign of an infection or an underlying growth in the breast or a hormonal dysfunction. You will need blood tests to check your thyroid and prolactin level. Make sure you are also not pregnant. You should consider seeing a physician for a full evaluation of the problem. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my 2 year old breast milk since I just birthed his brother a week ago? My son is 2 years and 2 months old and now that he is a big brother he wants to have what his brother is having when I breast feed him. I tried very hard to breast fee

Is it ok to give my 2 year old breast milk since I just birthed his brother a week ago? My son is 2 years and 2 months old and now that he is a big brother he wants to have what his brother is having when I breast feed him. I tried very hard to breast fee

There: There is nothing unhealthy about your breast milk for your 2 yr. Old. I would recommend that you offer it in a cup though, as there is no reason to encourage your toddler to believe he should be treated the same as a newborn. Some regression in behavior is common when a new baby arrives, but it should not be encouraged. Instead shower your 2 yr. Old with praise for being the very important "big brother.". ...Read more

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What to do if I have no kids. But I still have breast milk. I'm hypothermic too. What is goin on?

What to do if I have no kids. But I still have breast milk. I'm hypothermic too. What is goin on?

Talk to MD: Some disturbances in your hormone levels can cause these problems. A simple blood test by your doctor to check your levels of prolactin, fsh, thyroid hormone and other markers can rapidly help you find the reason for this imbalance. Once these results are done you will be able to embark on a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Why do I still have breast milk comming out my breast a month after stopping breast feeding?

Why do I still have breast milk comming out my breast a month after stopping breast feeding?

Not a faucet: Your breast is not a faucet that you can just turn on and off. Even though the infant is no longer nursing, the love and cuddles from your baby still stimulate hormones that can continue to produce milk. And even when these hormones decrease, it's not an immediate thing - production gradually decreases as your body adjusts to no longer needing to feed the infant. ...Read more

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Still have breast milk an my kids are 3&4 never breast fed I am sexually active with my fiancé cycles r 5 days but been lasting 3to4 why is that?

Still have breast milk an my kids are 3&4 never breast fed I am sexually active with my fiancé cycles r 5 days but been lasting 3to4 why is that?

Depends.: Normal nipple discharge is clear, milky or green-tinged. If it stains the inside of your bra each day, you have a condition call galactorrhea and may need labs to check thyroid function and prolactin levels. However, breast stimulation may also sustain discharge. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why my breast milk is still not white? 3 days ago gave delivery

Why my breast milk is still not white? 3 days ago gave delivery

May need another day: May take one more day. One can talk with the pediatrician if any concerns about the milk. ...Read more