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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to drink your own breast milk?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 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 26 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.
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A member asked:

Can drink wifes breast milk?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 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 member asked:

Is it possible that my breast milk is bad?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
No: No, breast milk is the best nutrition for your baby. If you have concerns that there is something wrong, or that your baby is not satisfied, you should contact your pediatrician to discuss. There are a few medications which can be transmitted to the baby, so always check with your OB or pediatrician before taking medicines.
A 19-year-old female asked:

Can i safely drink breast milk for fun?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Sure.: If you are not a nursing infant then you don't really require the nutritional composition of breast milk, but it's certainly not dangerous. It has a lot of fat, and antibodies/nutrients - but for a healthy, immunocompetent adult i don't think drinking breast milk is necessary for optimal nutrition. It's safe, just a little weird, ;-). Cheers!
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is breast milk ok to drink for adults?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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.

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