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Question: Stopped Breastfeeding a year ago... still making milk


 bfpeercounselor - Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:48 pm

I weaned my 8 month old son in 2008 November and I am still making plenty of breastmilk. I even still experience the milk ejection reflex ("let down") I have asked some nurses that I work with and no one knows what could be causing this to happen. I would just like to know why my body is still producing breastmilk.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:45 am

User avatar Hello,
This does happen with some women and I have even known some to continue to lactate and then donate their milk to a milk bank so it is not wasted. However, usually your doctor will want to check your prolactin levels and rule out a pituitary tumor or other endocrine disorder that can cause such problems.

You are probably due for an annual exam now anyway, so why not schedule it and discuss the problem with your doctor?

Best wishes.

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