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I had a miscarriage, how long does it take for the breast milk to go away?

I had a miscarriage, how long does it take for the breast milk to go away?

Breast milk: It may take 1-2 weeks. Wearing a tight bra and using cold compresses can hasten the process of drying up. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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I miscarried in April and I still produce breast milk, less but still. Is that normal?

I miscarried in April and I still produce breast milk, less but still. Is that normal?

See G.Y.N.doctor: It is not normal to produce breast milk in your case . normally breast milk is expected soon after delivery of the baby or after miscarriage .But it should not continue after miscarriage .Discuss with your G.Y.N. doctor or consult endocrinologist to get your harm one checked . ...Read more

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Its been 2 years since i had a miscarriage but i still have breast milk how do i get rid of it? An why did it last so long?

Its been 2 years since i had a miscarriage but i still have breast milk how do i get rid of it? An why did it last so long?

Need a workup: Your symptom is unusual, do not think it is related to your miscarriage 2 years ago, so you need an evaluation as to why you have significant breast secretions. ...Read more

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I had a misscariage at 2 months and I still have breast milk is that normal?

I had a misscariage at 2 months and I still have breast milk is that normal?

Galactorrhea: It is possible that this is completely normal, depending on how long its been since your pregnancy. However, it might not be normal if it doesn't go away. Milk production is a product of tactile breast stimulation. If you or a partner continues to express milk from your breast, you will continue to produce it. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage in June but I still have something coming out my breast as milk. Is this normal (was 6 weeks pregnant) ?

 I had a miscarriage in June but I still have something coming out my breast as milk. Is this normal (was 6 weeks pregnant) ?

No: You should not get milk in your breast this early in pregnancy and it certainly should not still be present. This could be a symptom of thyroid disease or of a pituitary problem but it could also be due to breast stimulation. See your doctor for testing and to be sure whether it is true milk or not. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If I become contaminated with e. Coli from tainted food, can I give it to my baby through breast milk?

If I become contaminated with e. Coli from tainted food, can I give it to my baby through breast milk?

No: To get into the breast milk it must enter your blood first, which will not happen. These germs remain localized to your gut and bowel. You would also shed the germ in your poo. ...Read more

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How to dry up breast milk?

Dry up milk: TO dry up milk production, put ice packs wrapped in towels on your breasts 15 minutes out of every hour while awake. Wear a very tight bra. Avoid hot showers. There are also prescription medications that can help dry you up - for these call your OB/GYN. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more