The Cause Of Breast Milk Is Still Out Even After A Miscarriage?
I want to ask, yesterday on May 15 I had my second miscarriage at 8 weeks of pregnancy, the first I miscarried at 18 weeks, but why is it that until now the breast milk is still out? There is a solution not to stop breastfeeding
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.
First of all, I feel sorry for the condition that befell you. We wish you and your family the fortitude and patience in this matter.
During pregnancy, there is an increase in female hormones, namely progesterone, estrogen, prolactin, hcg. One of the hormones that plays an important role in the production of breast milk is prolactin.
When the pregnancy stops, for example in the case of a miscarriage, this hormone will decrease but gradually, it does not disappear immediately. So, it is still natural if the milk still comes out a few days after the miscarriage, even up to 2 weeks after the miscarriage.
However, you should check with your gynecologist to anticipate other causes that might cause your complaint, such as a tumor in the brain (pituitary) which causes the hormone prolactin to increase, or breast cancer. If necessary, the doctor will give you medicine to reduce your milk production.
Some things you can do to resolve your complaint are:
Use a bra that fits snugly, not too loose to minimize milk leakage
Avoid stimulation of the breasts during sexual intercourse
Cold compresses the breast
If the breast feels full, let out a little of the contents of the breast (but don't empty it because this will trigger more milk output)
Use a bra pad so that the bra doesn't get wet easily due to the milk that keeps coming out. Change the pad when it gets wet.
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get well soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya