Breast milk formation is abnormal if it occurs more than 12 months after pregnancy lactation
. You should have this checked to understand the cause.
Galactorrhea is caused by an excess of a hormone
. Excess prolactin can be caused by intense suckling, medications, low thyroid hormone conditions (hypothyroid), excess estrogen
(birth control pills
, some unusual brain lesions or even non-cancerous pituitary tumors.
If the galactorrhea is caused by a specific disease then you need the disease treated. If there is no significant disease and the amount of discharge is minimal then sometimes no treatment is necessary. If the galactorrhea is causing embarrassing wetness or simply bothers you but there is no other serious disorder then medication can stop decrease the prolactin levels and the breast milk.