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Breast Milk After Miscarriage
Awesome: You are lucky, most women don't feel their milk come in until a few days after the baby is born. ...Read more
Yes: Under most circumstances, women who give birth can produce breast milk (for that matter, some women who do not give birth can produce breast milk). The process is certainly aided by pumping or placing a baby on the breast. If a surrogate does not do anything to encourage milk production, there may be limited production and the milk supply will "dry up". ...Read more
Very soon: Although this natural response is different for every new mother, the release of oxytocin during the birth process helps to stimulate the production and release of breast milk. More importantly, however, is the colostrum that is produced before breast milk -- this rich concentrate full of antibodies for the baby's immunity can be released even before birth. ...Read more
Yes: yes but with very wide variation. every body is different ...Read more
Breastfeeding: If you had surgery on one breast and are still breastfeeding, you can still continue from the other breast. You may need to pump from the breast that was operated on and may consider discarding the milk for 2-3 days after the surgery or if there is blood in the milk. It should be okay after the area is healed. You should talk to your surgeon to get his recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs treatment : Retained placental tissue must be removed. It can not be safely left. Once it is removed though it will not have a lingering effect on breast milk. ...Read more
After 5 months of breast feeding, i got my period. I'm still breast feeding full time. It this normal? I wasn't sure if breast feeding moms got periods.
Nursing and menses: Yes, you can start menstruating again if you're nursing your baby at 6 months of age. It is variable however depending on how much the baby is nursing, and other factors. ...Read more
Common problem: You may be very sensitive. I would suggest being very gentle to your skin as well as aggressive in its care. Put your milk onto your nipples to give it a coating for protection. In addition i would try a lanolin cream or ointment in between feedings, then wipe off gently before next feeding. Moisturize the surrounding skin for more soothing relief. ...Read more
Abortion 20 weeks, breast is producing milk, took 2 dostinex (cabergoline) tablets, breast tenderness decrease, still contain milk,when may I ovulate again?
Lactation: Having breast milk after an abortion at twenty weeks is common and will stop as long as you don't stimulate your breasts. Wear a snugly fitting bra or top, take ibuprofen for pain, avoid pumping or expression, and avoid hot showers. Ovulation is possible despite breast milk production and so start contraception asap. Ovulation can happen within 3 weeks. ...Read more
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