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Old 01-18-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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Milk still in my breasts years after having my children?!

I still have milk in my breasts years after having my children. My daughter was born in 2002 and I can still squeeze my breast and have milk spray out. I have a boy who is almost two..I was done breastfeeding him at 7 months and I still have milk.Like with my daughter(8 years later) Im just expecting to always have milk..its only in my right breast.But If I tried hard enough Im sure I can get some from the left. Is this normal?? Do other moms have this happen to them? If so..why? If Im no longer breastfeeding I dont get why my milk never went away..It decreased immensely of course..but not fully.

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ps. its not any sort of infection and it doesnt bother me bit its just weird..
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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Re: Milk still in my breasts years after having my children?!

Just food for thought ... "back in the day" there was a place in society for wet nurses. Just like there were women (like my poor grandmother) who simply couldn't lactate enough for the life of them, there's a percentage of the population who, once started, never fully cease (at least until menopause). It actually worked well for everyone involved a couple hundred years ago as the wet nurse could hire herself out to feed the newborn of a sickly or otherwise underlactating mama.
I guess what I'm saying is that the prevalence of the wet nurse in history tells me that your blessing isn't as uncommon as modern society might have you think ...
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:00 PM   #3
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Re: Milk still in my breasts years after having my children?!

Completely normal. COMPLETELY. Just don't squeeze them. LOL.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:24 PM   #4
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Ooh. I think that might be a nice problem! Have you considered donating to a breast milk bank? There's a lot of preemies out there that would LOVE you! :-)
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:46 PM   #5
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Re: Milk still in my breasts years after having my children?!

I had milk for about 2 years after stopping breastfeeding, it wasn't a lot but I suppose I could have gotten things going again if there had been a need. Very interesting!
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:47 AM   #6
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Re: Milk still in my breasts years after having my children?!

my mom still leaks at the sound of any baby crying and i just get the let down feeling if i hear the hungry baby cry and i run away because i think i might start to leak and i run so that i dont go tell the mom to feed the baby
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I get the let down feeling too...a year lator!
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:09 PM   #8
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I've read that some famous wet nurse (maybe in Ina Mae's Guide or some other such book) could still express breast milk until her 80's.
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