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Milk not drying up 6years post feeding

Answered 1 year ago

I had 2 babies which I breastfed both but I haven’t breastfed now for 6 years. That 6 years! I still produce milk. Not a lot just a drop here and there but it’s enough to stain every bra that I own and leave my nipples well gross by the end of the day actually. Like a tiny bit of milk in the cracks. If I squeeze my nipples a drop will come out.
Has anyone else out there never officially “dried up”? How do I dry myself up? I want my bras to stay clean!

On a funny note mum made some “boobie biscuits” you know the ones you eat when you breast feed to increase your supply? Anyway she gave them to me 2 years after I finished breastfeeding because she knew I like them. I ate them all in 2 days. Let’s just say I could have fed a newborn after that. I was almost in full flow. Haven’t eaten those biscuits since.


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1 year ago
Hi hon ask to get your prolactin levels checked sometimes leaking means u have too much and can indicate a prolactinoma which is a benign tumour on the pituitary gland. My friend had it and i have a different kind of pituitary tumour they are more common than we know! Usually not sinister but can affect fertility, eyesight, hormones and cause headaches.

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1 year ago
Wow interesting. Could be linked to my migraines maybe.

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1 year ago
Thank you!

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1 year ago
Why would you eat boobie biscuits if you are producing milk and want to stop? This is a very strange post.

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1 year ago
Coz I like them and I wasn't thinking it would make it worse considering I don't have a baby sucking on them!

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1 year ago
Yum they r good for u too!

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1 year ago
I’m sort of the same 4.5yrs since I last BF but can still squeeze a drop or two out. It doesn’t leak out in my bra though , I don’t really pay much attention to it.

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1 year ago
I think it is normal. I was still producing a drop or two daily, 4 years after I'd stopped breastfeeding my first child. It made it much easier for my 2nd baby who I'm still breastfeeding.

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1 year ago
I read a story about a lady who never dried up. There was nothing medically wrong they could find and she even breastfed grandchild, to give her daughter a break. I’d get it checked out anyway to make sure it’s not a hormone imbalance or something else, just in case.

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1 year ago
Thank you. I've had a bad week and you've made me feel a little better.
1. For being nice in your reply
2. Not judging like the other ladies here.

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1 year ago
Go to the doctor and there's things to stop it. Geez not sure why you haven't gone there yet

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1 year ago
Agree, it's the obvious first thing to do.

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1 year ago
Because it's not pouring out or anything. It's just a drop or two like I said. I didn't realise doctors would have something up dry it up. Also the doctor in my local small town is a jerk and I live out back of Bourke. It's not that accessible just to go to the doctor.