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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to drink your own breast milk?

1 doctor answer8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No: Breast milk is very nutritious, and excellent for babies, so will be of no harm to adults (in small amounts). Breast milk is too rich, so will give an adult too much animal fat (yes, we are animals) and many extra calories. Most moms with excess breast milk just freeze it for use later when their babies are weaned off the breast, but surely some frozen milk gets wasted (thrown away).

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Does drinking milk increase breast milk?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: Nursing or pumping more often will increase milk supply. But it is important to stay hydrated and eat healthy when breast feeding.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Mothers MIlk Tea will increase your milk supply.
Apr 2, 2012
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A member asked:

Can drink wifes breast milk?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Why? : Are you referring to you drinking your wife's breast milk? If so then yes but why would you do that?
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is breast milk ok to drink for adults?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: It is a nutritious beverage. However, there is little benefit of it to any adult over other milks. Their alternative intake dilutes any enzyme or health benefits a baby would have from a single source diet.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you say if it could it hurt me to drink my sisters breast milk?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
It is not healthy: It is not healthy as it is high in chlesterol as babies benefit from high cholesterol levels in breast milk, nfant formulas are beginning to include fatty acids as well.But what is good for the babies is not good for adults.Secondly breast milk also is high in sugar which is lactose if you drink to taste it, it will not hurt.

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