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Its been over a year, I'm still lactating...

any other moms out there have this problem? I only BF my son for 3 months (by pump, he couldnt nurse due to health issues), I thought I would have dryed up by now, but Its been over a year, and my breasts are still producing a few ounces of milk (each). (this was my second baby, my first dried up 3 months after weaning) Ive tried teas ,coffee, no stimulation, tight brahs..everything, and I still get engorged. Ive heard that this can go on until menopause for some women...any advice moms?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:26 PM on Apr. 27, 2011 in Health

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  • bind your breasts, use hot water or compresses to get the milk down. the hot showers helped me get rid of engorgment and my milk stopped eventually.

    Answer by angevil53 at 11:28 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • Can happen even 5yrs later. Happened to my cousin

    Answer by Vero0724 at 11:30 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • I'm still lactating after 4 years's normal

    Answer by Lucky209 at 12:00 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • any idea why? or how to stop it? is it because I pumped for so long?

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:13 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • At this point I would talk to your dr.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 7:40 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Your OBGYN can prescribe an Rx that will help. You should give them a call.

    Answer by Wish2Be at 8:02 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I know what your going through hun. My son will be two in July I breastfed for 11 months and im still lactating. I stay clear of my partner lol she likes to pinch its embarassing. Your levels could be high schedule a drs appt so they can check...

    Answer by ZARYUS_MOMMY at 10:21 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Consult your doctor.

    Answer by iam4you2 at 7:41 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • wow! i don't think i can have engored breast till menopause. i'm still nursing though.

    Answer by sodapple at 8:39 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

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