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*LizziesLoops* 04-22-2008 08:44 PM

Lactating ??? Really odd too....
Okay I have a question for those of you who have BF but aren't currently and I guess this is the place to ask...anyway, I BF DD for about 6-7 months but it was kinda partial...even then I had to use a nipple cover was a hard road for us. Anyway, during the time we were moving down to Troy, we basically just stopped because of so much going on. At that time it was just nighttime and maybe once during the day. Anyway, getting to the main part of this. DD is now almost 16 months old...and I started leaking milk this afternoon...or what looked like milk. I was even able to squeeze out a few more drops. Is this normal? I know I'm not pregnant so it's not that...DD hasn't even tried to nurse since like...June '07. It just seemed really odd to me. Has this happened to anyone else?

ThatLinGirl 04-22-2008 09:34 PM

Re: Lactating ??? Really odd too....
Some women do maintain a little bit of milk production, but that sounds unusual to me since you've never had it actually leak before.

Honestly, you're 100% positive you're not pregnant? The only person I know who has really let down like that was pregnant. :giggle:

If not, you may want to get your prolactin levels checked.

*LizziesLoops* 04-22-2008 09:40 PM

Re: Lactating ??? Really odd too....
Well hubby and I love each other so don't get this wrong but we haven't done it in like a month and a half and I've had a period since then...I'm up for another one the next few days though...I'm fairly certain I'm not preggers but haven't had a test. How would I get my prolactin levels checked anyway? I've honestly never heard of that...but then again I've only got one child and only BF for that 6-7 months after she was born so I don't know much about BFing and prolactin levels and all that. Thanks for responding I appreciate it.

ThatLinGirl 04-22-2008 09:41 PM

Re: Lactating ??? Really odd too....
Prolactin levels would be w/ a blood test. Made by the pituitary gland :)

*LizziesLoops* 04-22-2008 09:50 PM

Re: Lactating ??? Really odd too....
I guess that means going to the obgyn. got it. Thanks so much! ^_^

emilysvenson 04-23-2008 05:15 AM

Re: Lactating ??? Really odd too....
I've heard of this happening with other moms. Most likely it's nothing to worry about. Here's more info:

*LizziesLoops* 04-23-2008 08:29 AM

Re: Lactating ??? Really odd too....
Thanks so much! That was very informational. I appreciate y'all taking time to help me out with this. It just seemed so odd to me because it's the first time I've seen it happen.

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