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Can pregnant women take medications or will it affect their breast milk?

Can pregnant women take medications or will it affect their breast milk?

Varies with the med: Some medications will transfer into breast milk and some do not. Whether or not their use is safe during breastfeeding is specific to the medication and or the dose. Discuss anything you need to take with the doc,letting them know your concern. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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If a baby suckles a woman who has never been pregnant, will woman eventually start to produce breast milk?

If a baby suckles a woman who has never been pregnant, will woman eventually start to produce breast milk?

Possibly: In the old days "wet nurses" would breast feed another woman's baby for a prolonged period, but most of these wet nurses originally started lactating from their own pregnancies. ...Read more

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At what age is it normal for a woman to start developing breast milk? Or do you have to become pregnant for that to happen?

At what age is it normal for a woman to start developing breast milk? Or do you have to become pregnant for that to happen?

When breasts exist: Milk is formed when there is the proper hormonal stimulus to a breast that has started or is fully mature. It does not form without this stimulus unless there are rare endocrine malfunctions, external hormone ingestion and/or pseudopregnancy. ...Read more

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What makes breast milk to come out from a woman that is not pregnant?

What makes breast milk to come out from a woman that is not pregnant?

Breast milk: If you are not pregnant and are producing milk, please consult your gyn. There are a variety of causes that the gyn will discuss and look for. ...Read more

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What can cause a woman to produce droplets of breast milk? I am not pregnant nor have I ever been.

What can cause a woman to produce droplets of breast milk? I am not pregnant nor have I ever been.

Numerous: There are multiple cause of a breast discharge. Most are benign, but some can be very serious. I would make an appointment with your physician. ...Read more

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Is there a med. To reduce breast milk for non pregnantive breast milk but im NT pregnant&it's making my breasts heavy&sometimes sore?

Is there a med. To reduce breast milk for non pregnantive breast milk but im NT pregnant&it's making my breasts heavy&sometimes sore?

Galactorrhea: What do you mean --- you have breast milk md you are not pregnant? Ok! if his is what you mean--- thn this could be serious. See your doctor asap as brain tumor needs to be ruled out. Well! once that is ruled out, then we need to worry about the meds to reduce the milk production. ...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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Can produce breast milk without being pregnant?

Can produce breast milk without being pregnant?

Abnormal: If you have significant amount of milk production from your breast, it could be due to an hormonal imbalance arising from side effects from medications, or intrinsice abnormalities. An evaluation by your physician can help tease the cause out for you. ...Read more

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