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Is it normal to still have breast milk after three years ?
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Morgan Daul
General Practice
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Morgan Daul
Morgan Daul
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Dr. Allan Stewart
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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. However, if you are continuing to lactate despite cessation of feeding it may signal the need to visit an endocrinologist.

In brief: 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. However, if you are continuing to lactate despite cessation of feeding it may signal the need to visit an endocrinologist.
Dr. Allan Stewart
Dr. Allan Stewart
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
I agree it is good to have this evaluated, but it also depends what you mean by breastmilk. A few drops or enough to wet your bra and blouse? A slight amount of milk can be normal for some women. Historically, these women had value to families as wet nurses.
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