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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Post Weaning Question from a Reader

I received this question tonight and thought I'd bring it to the top in case anyone had any ideas:

I am not even sure which post to leave this comment but I have a question that I think you can help me with. I found your blog when I wanted help with my sons "reflux" and have loved reading it since.

I stopped nursing about three months ago, not by choice, but because my milk had dried up. I got pregnant when my son was 5 months old and my milk supply dropped.

I miscarried a month later and I dried up. He was getting nothing but frustrated.
To my surprise three months later, out of the blue, I am engorged. There has been NO stimulation or demand. What is going on? How can this happen?

Sincerely,

Confused

My initial thoughts:
Are you pregnant?
Change in medication?
Could it be mastitis?
Are you able to express milk? If so give it to your baby!

I realize that none of these really explain what's going on, hopefully its helpful.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I don't take any medications so that only leaves the other two. Hmmm. It would be too early to test, I think. But I will keep you posted.

Thank you for your help.

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