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Breast milk secretion after weaning child a year ago. Normal? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi doctor
User:My second child is 15months old and I weened her almost 1 year ago
User:I have been observing some milk secretions (like colostrum) some times
User:Is this normal?
Doctor:I presume you are talking about milk secretion from your breast and not from your child.
User:thats right
Doctor:Occasional milky discharge is quite common in reproductory age group.
Doctor:It happens due to some hormonal fluctuations.
Doctor:It doesn't need medical attention as long as the discharge is not plenty and lasting for long duration.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:When can I expect this to fully stop?
Doctor:Please verify if you have this discharge every day or once in awhile?
User:It is once in a while and if I try to express
User:for what symptoms should I get worried?
Doctor:As I said, once in a while secretions can be a normal phenomena. It doesn't reflect a serious problem.
Doctor:I would like you to be investigated if the secretions are plenty and lasting for days/months together.
User:Okay, Thanks.
Doctor:You will also need to watch out for foul smell from the secretions and presence of bloody discharge.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:No, Thanks!
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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