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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. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

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 ...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

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How can I ship breast milk?

How can I ship breast milk?

Yes you can: Apparently if you do it properly you can ship it. If frozen you can keep it frozen with dry ice or if you want it refrigerated use gel packs. Ship it overnight with one of the express carriers and make sure they are aware of the contents. ...Read more

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Tips to reduce breast milk?

Tips to reduce breast milk?

3 main plans: Some prefer a quick method, bind up with super sized ace wrap & or pre-pregnancy bra & stop all feeds. You are miserable for a while but it works. Some drop one feeding a day until their supply drops off. Some use the baby or a breast pump to soften the the breast when it gets painful but but only enough to release the pressure while supplementing baby for the rest of the feeding. ...Read more

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What does breast milk contain?

Great stuff!: Breast milk is the perfect food for babies: it has the right balance of fat, sugar, and protein, and it contains other nutrients like iron in small but very digestible amounts. The most unique and irreplaceable part of breast milk is immunity. Milk has antibodies, the tiny immune shields that protect against infections, and that vaccines will promote later in infancy and life. ...Read more

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How to bring back my breast milk?

How to bring back my breast milk?

Supplements: It might be worth trying a supplement like fenugreek. This might increase your milk supply. ...Read more

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Why do I have breast milk no baby?

Why do I have breast milk no baby?

Get evaluated: Pregnancy of course is the most common reason for breast milk production. There can be other causes such as an overproduction of certain hormones like prolactin. Get evaluated, best wishes. ...Read more

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How to increase my breast milk flow?

How to increase my breast milk flow?

Make sure you are: Well hydrated...drink plenty of healthy fluids such as water and low fat milk. Nurse often, which will stimulate milk letdown and release, but not so much that you get sore. Also, make sure you are nursing in a quiet restful area, so that you can relax and enjoy the closeness with your baby.Stress may decrease the flow, so try to relax. If you feel your milk supply is not good, please talk to your MD. ...Read more

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How to increase flow of breast milk?

The best stimulant..: ...For milk production is a baby sucking on the breast frequently. That said, in order for a mom's body to make lots of milk, she needs to be taking care of her own nutritional needs. She needs to be drinking enough water and eating a good healthy diet. ...Read more

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What's the best way to store breast milk?

Freezer: Breast milk can be safely stored in the freezer for many months. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix breast milk and formula?

Is it ok to mix breast milk and formula?

Yes: Sure. Just try to be sure you use just the amount of breast milk that you think your baby will need for the feeding as it should not be refrigerated or frozen again after it has been defrosted. It is not harmful to mix both together and feed the milk to your baby if you feel your baby needs more milk that you are able to provide for each feeding. ...Read more

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Is it helpful to deep freeze breast milk?

Is it helpful to deep freeze breast milk?

Yes: If you are producing a lot more milk than your baby needs then deep freezing makes sense. Breast milk is good for 1-2 months in a regular freezer and is best stored in the back of the freezer. In a deep freezer, the molk can last longer, up to 3-6 months. Don't forget to label each bag or bottle with the pumped date and try to use the oldest bottles first. ...Read more

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What should I do with unused breast milk?

What should I do with unused breast milk?

Don't waste it!: Freeze your unused milk. Once your baby has sucked on a bottle you can no longer save the leftover milk. So if you're pumping 5 oz but your baby only eats 4 oz, put 4 oz in the bottle; if he's still hungry give him the remaining ounce, but if he's full you can freeze the leftover. Breastmilk last 3-4 months in a standard freezer. You can use it in a bottle later or mix it into some rice cereal. ...Read more

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How can I safely increase my breast milk?

Pumping: Breast milk production is largely an "on-demand" system. This allows you to keep up with baby's needs as they grow. Pumping between feeding can help to increase your production. Just place the expressed milk in labeled bags and store in the freezer for later use. ...Read more

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What is the best way to store breast milk?

Frozen.: In a separate freezer compartment, not a freezer "box" inside a refrigerator. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my breast milk is bad?

Is it possible that my breast milk is bad?

Maybe: If there are drugs in the milk from your own system, possibly. Otherwise, unlikely. ...Read more

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Is is dangeous to taste human breast milk?

Is is dangeous to taste human breast milk?

Depends: If the person has a contageous disease like aids or hepatitis you could get it through such an exposure. If not, no problem. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to store breast milk?

What are the best ways to store breast milk?

Fridge: You can store breast milk in the refrigerator for up to 8 days and in the freezer compartment for up to 2 weeks. If your freezer has a separate door, you can store breast milk for 3-6 months. Be sure to clean containers (plastic or glass) in a dishwasher or wash with hot, soapy water. It's best to fill individual containers with the amount of milk your baby will need for just one feeding. ...Read more

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Can you re-thaw & re-refrigerate breast milk?

No: After milk is thawed, it should not be refrozen.
Thawed milk should be used completely within 24 hours. ...Read more

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Could a woman survive only on her breast milk?

Could a woman survive only on her breast milk?

Bizarre question: You mean pumped and stored or day to day? Although breast milk is nutritious it would only work as a tempory bridge for survival. If a refrigerator or freezer were packed with a significant supply, it might sustain someone for a period, but the creation of the milk takes metabolic work and more fluid than is produced. Eventually the individual would die of starvation and or dehydration. ...Read more

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How can you stop producing breast milk safely?

How can you stop producing breast milk safely?

Gradually wean: The best way is to do it very gradually, slightly reducing the number or length of feedings over weeks to months. However, if there is a reason you need to stop suddenly and quickly, wear a very tight bra, put cold/ice packs on breasts to reduce blood flow, minimize time spent in warm showers and minimize stimulation of the breasts with minimal touching and massaging. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more