lactating again! is this normal? is something wrong with me?!?
My chils quit nursing on his own in january. I've "leaked" occasionally... One drip or so everyonce in a while. Now, in the last few weeks I've started actually lactating and leaking to where I almost have to wear nursing pads. I have not pumped or nursed since january so I don't understand why I'm leaking again. I took a preg test and that was negative and then started my cycles a few days later. I quit taking my bc pill in august. Is something wrong with me? Is this normal? How long does it usually take to "dry up" after you stop nursing?
Re: lactating again! is this normal? is something wrong with me?!?
I would go in and get my hormone levels checked if I were you. I never did fully dry up in the 11 years after my daughter weaned, but I also never had an increase in production. It stayed at the level where I could express a couple drops of colostrum. And even then, I did get a blood test and exam just to be sure. Good luck!