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My breast still make milk and I stopped breast feeding a year ago. Is this normal?

My breast still make milk and I stopped breast feeding a year ago. Is this normal?

No: You should not continue to make milk that long after stopping nursing, unless you are frequently stimulating your nipples. Also, it seems the problem is one sided. You need to see your doctor, and have some tests done to find out what is happening. This usually is not cancer, if that is worrying you. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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I stopped breast feeding my son for over a year now and i can still squeeze milk from my breasts. When will this end?

I stopped breast feeding my son for over a year now and i can still squeeze milk from my breasts. When will this end?

See provider: Galactorrhea is the spontaneous flow of milk from the breast, unassociated with childbirth or nursing. If it has been over a year since you stopped nursing, this merits a full medical and endocrinolgic evaluation to ensure that it is nothing to be concerned about, especially if you are having menstrual irregularities. See your provider and get this evaluated. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: Many women continue to be able to express very small amounts of breastmilk for even years after having a baby and no longer nursing. It's best to check with your ob/gyn though to see if any tests need to be done to rule out any hormonal disorder that may cause you to be high levels of the hormone prolactin. ...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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What to do if i still am producing milk 8 months after i stopped breast feeding is this normal?

What to do if i still am producing milk 8 months after i stopped breast feeding is this normal?

Usually yes: Many women continue with a white discharge for even 1-2 years after stopping breastfeeding. If it continues and you are worried, see your gynecologist. ...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!

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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What could be the cause of a stopped up milk duct 24 years after breast feeding? I am a 44 year old female who hasn't breast fed in 14 years and had a hystorectomy about 8-10 years ago. Two days ago my right breast was extremely sore. Upon examination a m

What could be the cause of a stopped up milk duct 24 years after breast feeding? I am a 44 year old female who hasn't breast fed in 14 years and had a hystorectomy about 8-10 years ago. Two days ago my right breast was extremely sore. Upon examination a m

It : It sounds like you may be dealing with an infection, and what looked like milk to you may have been pus. It is not uncommon for women to experience a nipple abscess at any age. I suggest you schedule a visit with your primary care provider. After a history an exam, a diagnosis can be made. If it is infectious, then appropriate antibiotics will be started. Good luck. ...Read more