Post # 1
My DD just turned one on Nov 8, and I nursed her for the last time on the 10th just in the morning. We slowly started weaning in Oct, so it would be easier on both of us. Last night while I was sitting around brushing my kitty my right boob started leaking! I haven’t leaked in MONTHS, even while weaning. It was enough to make a wet spot about 2 inches wide! Then this morning while going about my normal business (I’m a SAHM) my right boob again is leaking. Not a lot, just enough to make a small wet spot.
I also feel really nauseated, so maybe I’m just coming down with something? I just thought it was weird that I haven’t leaked in so long and haven’t nursed in two weeks, then all of a sudden I start leaking. I don’t feel full or anything either. Is this normal?
Post # 2
Fall_In_Love22: It is likely normal.
From Breastfeeding Basics.com
The fluid that leaks out after weaning tends to look more like colostrum (thin, sticky, and yellowish) than white or creamy like mature milk.
Since it took your breasts nine months of pregnancy to go through the physical changes that prepared them to make breast milk, it’s not surprising that they don’t go back to their pre-pregnancy state immediately after your baby weans.
Leaking after weaning doesn’t become a concern unless the breasts produce a lot of milk for long periods of time. If the breasts remain swollen, hard or tender, or a large amount of milk continues to leak for months after weaning, then there may be a medical problem that should be evaluated by a doctor knowledgeable about lactation.
Post # 3
I’ve heard people can go for years, years, and still be able to hand express something. It sounds normal to me since it’s only be 2 weeks.
Post # 4
Fall_In_Love22: My Mum said she still had milk a few years after she stopped breastfeeding us.