Anyone still lactating after stopped breastfeeding?

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Anyone still lactating after stopped breastfeeding?

Postby MLR » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:20 pm

Hiya

I stopped breastfeeding since Jun 08 and yet I m still lactating. Not so bad as to stain clothes, but it did happened that one incident where I was leaning onto a countertop and when I got up, theres a small stain.

Consulted Endocrine specialist @NUH, did all the blood tests, all are normal and will be going for a review in 6 mths time. But still can't get it off my mind. Just wondering if anyone share the same experience?

TIA

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Postby mintcc » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:33 pm

If I remembered correctly, the lactating continues on an off for a few months for me too even though I stop almost one year after birth. The amount manage to stain cloths occasionally too. I think it is quite common, but if it bothers you can try a traditional remedy --put cabbage. According to the friends who tried it, it's quite effective.

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Postby smurf » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:35 pm

wow, good leh. if I still lactating, I would consider re-latch my bb again.hahha. stop brestfeeding since he's 8 mths old. and now he is 1 year old.

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Postby MLR » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:02 pm

mincy wrote:If I remembered correctly, the lactating continues on an off for a few months for me too even though I stop almost one year after birth. The amount manage to stain cloths occasionally too. I think it is quite common, but if it bothers you can try a traditional remedy --put cabbage. According to the friends who tried it, it's quite effective.


Hi mincy,

How long did it for yours to stopped? Its been 21mths since I stopped breastfeeding.

Pls explain the cabbage, do you use it raw or do you hv to cook it? How long do I have to leave it on?

Many thanks.

Hi smurf, DS is taking 300ml each feed, it would take very long for each feed to satisfy him... HAHAHA. Also hes 2.5 yo and weighing in at 18kg, quite tough to get into position to breastfeed :lol:

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Raw Cabbage

Postby buds » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:14 pm

Heyya MLR,

Cabbage is used raw, bebeh.. :wink:

I used cabbages when i ran a high fever
with chills during the first few weeks of
breastfeeding. It help my rock melons
boobies soften up to assist in expressing
the milk out with less pain. The fever was
horrible and i couldn nurse baby for a few
days. I have too much milk, so even if bb
does not drink i MUST express, or else i'd
be even more vivacious than Angelina Jolie
the Tomb-Raider herself. As pretty as it looks
all hard, round and all perked up ala thee Lara
Croft - its PAINFUL!

My friend recommended gentle massage during
warm shower, light expression of milk flow can
drip during shower. Slowly, it wud dry up. It does
help too if hubby doesn't have his turn at it (boobies)
during passionate love making... cos it makes it
more stimulated.

I fully understand the ley-cheh (troublesome) feeling
and irritation that while we're back in shape the shirt
stills moists of some milk. And we sure do not miss the
nursing bra's and the bra pads... let it air oredi, right?

Hope this helps.
:celebrate:

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Re: Anyone still lactating after stopped breastfeeding?

Postby jenniferjoey » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:17 pm

Hi MLR,

You are 100% normal, and as you have breast feeding before it's perfectly normal to lactate abit even after years.

My child is 6 yrs old now sometimes I still can squeeze out some milk eventhough I only breastfeed her for 2 months and took medication to stop totally. I have seen Gynae who gave me a blood test telling me my hormone, prolactin, produce by Pituitary Gland is high, which cause me to lactate. I was so worried that time. So I went for Neurologist, and in the end..... Have you ever hear Nanny in the old times who always breastfeed for other babies. We are don't know consider as lucky or unlucky to be like them. And any stimulations like (intimacy or excitment) can stimulate and that's also why it won't stop... :oops:

Take care,
Jennifer



MLR wrote:I stopped breastfeeding since Jun 08 and yet I m still lactating. Not so bad as to stain clothes, but it did happened that one incident where I was leaning onto a countertop and when I got up, theres a small stain.

Consulted Endocrine specialist @NUH, did all the blood tests, all are normal and will be going for a review in 6 mths time. But still can't get it off my mind. Just wondering if anyone share the same experience?

TIA

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Postby mintcc » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:23 pm

hee bud's is right MLR, just put the leaves of the raw cabbage on them. Suppose to stop the lactating.

I think even 1 year after I stop expressing there are still infrequent occasion when eeks... suddenly I the feeling my cloths is wet, sometimes when playing with/thinking of baby. Think the mothering instinct can cause lactation too.

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Yup.

Postby buds » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:27 pm

mincy wrote:Think the mothering instinct can cause lactation too.


Yup. Cos the feeling cause stimulation of the prickly drop-down
sensation (i forgot whether its called drop down or not). Oredi
some time back so the terminologies are quite rusty for moi.

Niwae, feeling horny also stimulates it nonetheless even if you
are not physically at it.

Ma-fan leh...

And the "wet spot occasions" are not at all flattering, i must add.
:oops:

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Postby MLR » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:46 pm

Hiya

Thank you so much for the info and suggestions. Am so glad that I m not the only few.

Did u ladies who hv this problem those who produced lots during breastfeeding time? For my case, whenever i was expressing, the other side would flow and i can just collect into bottle. I really felt like a cow then. :oops:

Jenniferjoey, thanks for sharing. my prolactin is normal around 300+. So you did the CT scan to check Pituitary Gland? The Dr did say that if its prolactin is high >800, will need to do CT scan.

I will go get some cabbage and try it out.

Many thanks. :celebrate:

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Postby buds » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:16 am

MLR wrote:Hiya

Thank you so much for the info and suggestions. Am so glad that I m not the only few.

Did u ladies who hv this problem those who produced lots during breastfeeding time? For my case, whenever i was expressing, the other side would flow and i can just collect into bottle. I really felt like a cow then. :oops:


Heyya MLR,

I didn't just feel it..
I was called IT!
My brothers, my hubs,
my mum... and they
eventually got used to
my Medela Electric aft
a while, heheh..

For me, timely every
3hrs if i were to express
the output wud be like
300ml to 350ml per
side. So thats 700ml
for both sides on an
average. So, my bros
used to say holy cow
man this one!

Let's do the math..
24 hours in a day..
700ml X 8 expressions =16800ml
16800ml = 16.8 litres per day!

My doctor and nurse couple
friend told me i cud make serious
moolah $$$$$ out of it! I said where
can? She said dun go so far... Hubs
will do. Tell him to take the current
market rate of branded milk price
multiply by the amount baby drinks
off me and there you go! Kekkekeke!
She said you'd be rich, girl!

She told me some husbands don't
realise how much they have managed
to save from not going out to buy milk
by the cans with me fully nursing the bb.

When i threw the idea to hubs, he said,
dun friend her anymore and laughed!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

MLR wrote:I will go get some cabbage and try it out.

Many thanks. :celebrate:


Market vegetable auntie until recognized me and said,
hao ah, cher hen tuo chai.. hao hao..
(very good, eat a lot of veggie.... good.. good..)
I get good discounts with her. Little does she know,
i use em' cabbages for plaster only. Kekekeke.. :lol:

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