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    Question After-Weaning Question

    Hi everyone...not sure if this is a good place to ask this, but I'll give it a try!

    I nursed my daughter for 7 months. We stopped nursing over a year ago. Since then I've never stopped having a small amount of leakage, especially with pressure on my breasts or if I'm not wearing a bra (I'm fairly large-chested). What's this all about? Does this just happen to people sometimes, or should I be concerned that something might be wrong?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: After-Weaning Question

    Many mothers continue to produce small amounts of milk beyond weaning. For some mothers, nipple stimulation (by not wearing a bra or by "checking" to see if there is still milk, for example) actually helps keep the supply going.

    You can find some good, research-based information here:
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/galactorrhea.html

    HTH!

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    Smile Re: After-Weaning Question

    That does help; thanks so much.

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    Default Re: After-Weaning Question

    Are you taking any medications? Some --- as I found out --- effect prolactin and thusly induce lactation in some of us.

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