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Knoxville, TN
A 37-year-old female asked:

If i can not get pregnant why do i have breast milk?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Galactorrhea: Galactorrhea or milky breast discharge can occur with the following conditions: Pituitary gland tumors, certain medications, including some hormones and psychotropic drugs, some herbs, such as anise and fennel.hypothyroidism, illegal drugs, including marijuana. Follow up with your doctor to determine cause of galactorrhea and fertility concerns.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

When do you start to produce breast milk when pregnant?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 years experience
End third trimester: At the end of the third trimester, as your hormones start to change and prepare for the new baby, breast production of milk will start to "ramp up." then when the baby comes, the nurse will clean your bundle of joy and you can start bonding with breast feeding. Best wishes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can I get more breast milk for my child?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Increase #: Increase the number of feedings and/or pumpings.
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Anaheim, CA
A 25-year-old female asked:

Can produce breast milk without being pregnant?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chi Nguyen
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Must see your Dr.: Breast milk is produced when hormones in your body send signals to your breast to make milk. This happens after you gave birth to a child. If you are not pregnant but making milk, little or a lot of amount, it's not normal. Please see your doctor.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Why am i producing breast milk if i'm not pregnant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Galactorrhea: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to secrete breast milk without being pregnant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Med eval.: Yes. There are a number of possible reasons for galactorrhea. Please your physician for evaluation. Take care.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2017
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