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Doctor insights on: Breast Milk During Pregnancy

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Generally, not: A breast fibroadenoma is usually solid, well defined, and "rubbery" to palpation and does not involve the mammary ducts, thus no discharge. During pregnancy, the discharge may be the initial preparation of the breasts to manufacture milk. Call your OB md and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

Breast feeding : Most women are able to breast feed after implants, but that can't be guaranteed. ...Read more

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Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

Milk thistle: The fewer meds you take during pregnancy (other than required prescription meds and prenatal vitamins) the better. Same goes for supplements; medical literature advises against milk thistle in hormone sensitive conditions; since maintaining a pregnancy depends on hormones, i'd advise not to use it. Beyond that there are insufficient data to aid a decision. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

No: Drinking milk is good for you and the baby and most women's breasts usually become larger from the pregnancy. ...Read more

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My breasts discharge milk before delivery of baby?

My breasts discharge milk before delivery of baby?

Awesome: You are lucky, most women don't feel their milk come in until a few days after the baby is born. ...Read more

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Symptoms of PMS and pregnancy while breast feeding?

Symptoms of PMS and pregnancy while breast feeding?

Could be normal: Breast feeding is not adequate contraception, so make sure you're not pregnant again. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between breast tenderness during menstruation and breast tenderness during pregnancy?

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Very similar: The breast tenderness are very similar in menstruation and early pregnancy. Both are due to hormonal changes. However most women have more tenderness in pregnancy because there is greater hormonal surge. ...Read more

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Sushi is unsafe in breast feeding like pregnancy?

Sushi is unsafe in breast feeding like pregnancy?

Cooked foods best : Sushi or any uncooked meat has the potential of carrying bacteria or parasites. Such things may cause only gastrointestinal infections, but sometimes other organs are affected, and chronically. While the final call is up to the user/consumer, the 100% way to know something will not adversely affect us is thorough cooking or complete avoidance. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

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

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Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Mastitis?: Yes, infections can happen in nipples; this is called mastitis, and can be either bacterial or yeast in origin. I am unsure what the core of your question is, however. ...Read more

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Is breast milk normal without bieng pregnant?

Is breast milk normal without bieng pregnant?

Breast milk: Possible causes for Galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives,fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, Cocaine, Opioids,hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men & significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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Rash on breast during or after breast feeding?

Rash on breast during or after breast feeding?

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

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Is retained placental tissues effect on breast milk supply during feeding the baby?

Is retained placental tissues effect on breast milk supply during feeding the baby?

Yes: Retained placental tissue can decrease your milk supply. It can also be a source for infection in the uterus, and can lead to bleeding problems, so it is important to have the tissue removed as soon as possible. ...Read more