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Since birth ive had no periods. Im only breastfeeding 50% of the time, baby is 6 months and my tubes have been tied. Should i be concerned?

Since birth ive had no periods. Im only breastfeeding 50% of the time, baby is 6 months and my tubes have been tied. Should i be concerned?

Not really: Breast feeding will usually cause your body to produce several hormones including prolactin which will tend to interfere with your ovulatory mechanism and therefore with your periods. There is little cause for alarm for now... until you have stopped nursing and remained amenorrheic for several months thereafter. Tubal sterilizations are very effective,but some have a greater failure rate.Be safe ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Is adult breastfeeding good for health?

Is adult breastfeeding good for health?

Clarification...: If you are asking whether there are health benefits for an adult who drinks breast milk, i would say the risks outweigh the possible benefits. Certain infections (such the HIV virus and others) can be transmitted via breast milk. I would stick to my other milk choices (cow, goat, soy, rice, etc.). ...Read more

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Does adult breastfeeding carry std risks?

Does adult breastfeeding carry std risks?

HIV ...: Breastfeeding rarely brings STD-related infection risk to the baby but HIV. More details on STD & breastfeeding? Go to http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/disease/index.htm from CDC. Best wishes to the health of baby and you. ...Read more

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I had a baby on 9/8/12. At this time I also had my tubes tied. I have not had a period to date. I am breast feeding, but am concerned. ?

I had a baby on 9/8/12.  At this time I also had my tubes tied.  I have not had a period to date.  I am breast feeding, but am concerned.
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Date submitted ???: According to your question you will not deliver for another 5 weeks. If you meant 9/11 the breast feeding can influence your cycles. I'd call your ob/gyn's office & discuss your specific case with the folks that know you best. ...Read more

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Why would a galactocele that was discovered (on u/s) while breastfeeding still be present 5 years later? Or is it something else? What should be done?

Why would a galactocele that was discovered (on u/s) while breastfeeding still be present 5 years later? Or is it something else? What should be done?

See your GYN: Nobody can diagnose a galactocele (vs something else) in a virtual short question format such as this. Make an appointment to follow up with gynecologist. Are they the one that ordered the US 5 years ago? They should have records to compare what they are seeing now with what was then and can order f/u testing if necessary. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

NO!: Some reports of birth defects in fetuses and problems with nursing babies whose mothers use st john's wort. Best to avoid during pregnancy and lactation. See . ...Read more

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