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Doctor insights on: Are Pregnant Women Breast Supposed To Leak Milk

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Leaking breast milk when not a pregnanat?

Leaking breast milk when not a pregnanat?

See a doctor: Strongly advise seeing a doctor to verify it is milk or other type of secretion. Could be related to gland infection or pituitary gland disorder. ...Read more

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What happened to women that are not pregnant but milk is coming out of their breast?

What happened to women that are not pregnant but milk is coming out of their breast?

They would need to: Be medically evaluated to see if medications, a tumor or a medical condition is causing the lactation. ...Read more

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Can women be breastfeeding mothers when they have breast implants?

Can women be breastfeeding mothers when they have breast implants?

You can try: Some women with or without breast implants are not able to produce enough milk to exclusively breast feed. Women with breast implants can try breast feeding; the surgery may or may not change their ability to produce enough milk, so i advise all my patients that they may have to supplement. There is no scientific evidence to my knowledge that women with implants should not breastfeed. ...Read more

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What could cause colostrum/milk production in women under 30 who are not likely pregnant? Period is not yet late. Colostrum produced by both breasts

What could cause colostrum/milk production in women under 30 who are not likely pregnant? Period is not yet late. Colostrum produced by both breasts

Prolactin: Breast milk is made in your breasts in response to a hormone produced in your pituitary called prolactin. Sometimes galactorrhea (milk production in the absence of a pregnancy) can be due to a tumor in the pituitary. Consider seeing a doctor to have your prolactin levels checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Woman start produce lot of breastmilk, not pregnant.Frequent stimuli by sex, husband suck on breast, many orgasms.Tense breast, quirts milk when squeeze.

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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See MD: Likely that is related to frequent stimuli- from your husband. To stop it, you have to stop the over stimulation to the breast. Having said that, you should also go to see your doctor to rule out other causes like medication, other condition like certain tumor etc- especially with your excess hair and high blood pressure- certain tumor on the pituitary gland for instance has to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Why do breast leak at 29weeks pregnant?

Why do breast leak at 29weeks pregnant?

That is a little ear: Early but can be from colostrum build up , usually dont start leaking till the last , please discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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Can birth control prepare milk in the breast just like pregnancy?

Galactorrhea: Galactorrhea is a possible side effect of some oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Is it safe to start pumping and storing breast milk at 39 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to start pumping and storing breast milk at 39 weeks pregnant?

Oxytocin: Pumping may cause you to go into labor before mother nature intended by release of oxytocin into the system. I know you are 39 weeks and feel it's safe, but we now know for the most part, every additional day baby can stay in the womb, even past 39 weeks, leads to better development, less illness, higher IQ. Why risk all these things to start storing up milk. You will make enough when baby comes. ...Read more

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What age r girls when they start to produce breast milk?

What age r girls when they start to produce breast milk?

Child bearing age: Girls and women will not normally produce breast milk unless they are pregnant, so being of child bearing age would be a prerequisite. ...Read more

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At what month do a females breast began to make milk during pregnancy?

At what month do a females breast began to make milk during pregnancy?

Lactation Start?: There is no definitive time that pre-lactation begins in a pregnancy; some women experience the onset of a unilateral or bilateral clear discharge as early as 13 weeks; others, as late as 32 weeks or beyond. Tho set of lactation is merely a sign that hormone levels that stimulate lactation have reached "operational" levels, and that you are rest to breast feed when the moment arrives! ...Read more

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For what reasons do women become fat as cows after pregnancy?

For what reasons do women become fat as cows after pregnancy?

Geeze I wonder.: No time to take care of oneself as the baby becomes center of the universe. Eating junk or snacking when their isn't time to prepare and sit down to a wholesome meal. Scratching gym time and personal trainer off the schedule to focus fulltime on motherhood. Soothing frustration or baby blues with food. There are lots of possible reasons for weight gain. ...Read more

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Im around 4 weeks pregnant.. When does the breast milk start to produce?

Im around 4 weeks pregnant.. When does the breast milk start to produce?

After the delivery: You can produce colostrum (which is not technically breast milk) in the last weeks of pregnancy. After the delivery and the hormone shifts that occur, the colostrum will be replaced by regular breast milk by day 2-4. ...Read more

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After breast implants why can some women breastfeed and others not?

After breast implants why can some women breastfeed and others not?

Same as before : About 54% of women without implants have difficulty breastfeeding; in women who have breast implants, about 50% have difficulty breastfeeding. So if you have implants, you improve your likelihood of being able to successfully breast feed--right? Actually, no; these statistics simply mean there is no significant difference in ability to breastfeed in women with and without implants. No bad effect! ...Read more

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Are women supposed to have hair around your breasts?

Are women supposed to have hair around your breasts?

Very common: It is very common to have hair around the breasts since hair follicles may exist there. Only a few areas on the body do not contain hair follicles, such as the palms of the hand or the bottom of feet. If this is unsightly to you, consider the multiple options to remove unwanted hair. ...Read more

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Do men's breasts have milk ducts?

Do men's breasts have milk ducts?

Galactorrhea: Men and women both have "milk ducts, " but a different hormonal environment leads to milk production in women only. Lactation is the true production of milk that occurs during pregnancy when Progesterone levels are high and stimulate maturation of the milk producing glands. Outside this setting, we worry about tumors and hormonal imbalances (prolactin) that lead to galactorrhea (nipple discharge). ...Read more