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December 17th, 2011, 07:30 AM
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My friend's breast still have milk even though her Sophia is already 3 years old. Is this natural or there's something she should be alarmed of? Anybody from here who experience the same?
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December 18th, 2011, 10:51 PM
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How long did she breastfeed?
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December 19th, 2011, 07:36 AM
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It sounds like her prolactin levels are probably too high. That can happen, even to women who have never breastfed. It's a simple blood test to find out and is usually treated with medication.
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December 19th, 2011, 05:03 PM
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I was still making milk..my baby is only a year but I had stopped bf at 3 months. I thought it was just taking awhile.

Turns out a series of medical issues led me to having some bloodwork and my doc doing some research on Lexapro....an SSRI.

Basically I had all sorts of issues from the Lexapro. One of them was an increase in prolactin!! Once I came off of that I dried up almost immediately!

So there could be numerous things affecting it. I'd get some labs done if I were her.
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December 19th, 2011, 05:55 PM
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I didn't know that SSRIs can do that. I have been overproducing for as long as I have been on an SSRI and researching it says that it can increase prolactin levels.

As far as the OP, I would have her get her hormone levels checked.
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December 22nd, 2011, 01:13 PM
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oh my goodness YES SSRIs are the devil to me now. I had SIADH because of the Lexapro (google it...to much to explain lol), the prolactin was high, and some other hormones had to be messed up to because my chart changed alot once I was off of it.
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