Asi Still Comes Out After A Long Time Not Breastfeeding?
Good night. I was not breastfeeding my child again when my 2-year-old child was already weaned … well now my child is 2 years old 4 months but my ASI is still out about why and what is the solution so that my ASI does not come out anymore … thank you
Hello Melia, thanks for asking.
A person can produce breast milk due to the influence of the hormone prolactin. This hormone is produced by a pituitary gland in the brain. In women, the hormone prolactin begins to increase in levels during pregnancy in the final months. Its function is to prepare the growth of breast tissue to produce milk after the baby is born. Besides the prolactin hormone also affects levels of the hormone estrogen in women and testosterone in men.
Generally when a child is weaned, the level of the hormone prolactin will gradually decrease. Then not necessarily after the child is weaned, milk production will stop. For several weeks or months, breast milk will still be produced, even though the amount is getting less and less until finally stopped. If your milk production is currently low, then your prolactin may be gradually decreasing. If your current milk production does not show a decrease in volume, there are still many such as when breastfeeding, then you are likely to experience hyperprolactinemia.
This condition is a condition where the production of the hormone prolactin is excessive. Symptoms include:
- ASI production is still high even though it is not breastfeeding and not pregnant
- no sexual desire
- menstruation stops
- reduced vaginal mucus production
Causes of hyperprolactinemia outside of pregnancy and lactation include:
- pituitary tumor called prolactinoma
- certain hormonal disorders such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
- in people after the removal of the uterus and in people approaching menopause
- the effects of certain drugs
- hormone therapy
- unknown cause (idiopathic)
The diagnosis of hyperprolactinemia is based on symptom findings that are matched with the results of hormone levels. Consult this problem with your obstetrician. The doctor will then find out why and adjust the actions as needed. In the meantime, you don't need to take special action. Please do not take any medicine without doctor's advice.
Thus my brief review, I hope you benefit. Regards.