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Doctor insights on: Breast Milk Test Strips

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Can a mothers breast milk interfere with a DNA test?

Can a mothers breast milk interfere with a DNA test?

No: Dna testing is on blood. The mother has already contributed 50% of the dna so breast milk will not interfere...It is oral and digested. ...Read more

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How long is THC in breast milk? Itested negative for THC in a urine test is it possible I don't have THC in my breast milk?

How long is THC in breast milk? Itested negative for THC in a urine test is it possible I don't have THC in my breast milk?

The issue is that it: Can stay in your infant for 4-6 weeks. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that moms & dads abstain from smoking marijuana. The infant both inhales 2nd-hand smoke & gets it thru breast milk. Long-term studies can't be done before legalization. Some studies show sedation, delayed motor development, increased risk of SIDS if either parent smokes, & impaired ability to caretake the infant. ...Read more

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What tests do doctors perform to diagnose thyroid? (i have severe headaches and I still have breast milk since 6 years after my first baby.) please help.

What tests do doctors perform to diagnose thyroid? (i have severe headaches and I still have breast milk since 6 years after my first baby.) please help.

Thyroid Function: Your doctor will need to order a thyroid function test and along with the results of a physical and other exams determine if your symptoms stem from thyroid issues or are of some other cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 27.Period is a week late, 3 neg preg test. My breast are super tender&have a strong odor that smell like breast milk. Also cramps&nausea. Why?

I'm 27.Period is a week late, 3 neg preg test. My breast are super tender&have a strong odor that smell like breast milk. Also cramps&nausea. Why?

Pregnancy testing: You are just now in a place where your pregnancy test may turn up positive, my suggestion is to wait a few days and retest, it sounds like you are about to have your period, or it may be nausea related to early pregnancy. It your period comes you need do nothing, if your pregnancy test is negative again you need to see an OB and find out what is happening ...Read more

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38 days late period, 4neg. Tests, ? Menopause?, 8 d clean from 6 mo. Crack, breast milk, frequent feeling to pee, tired, VERYlight spotting for 4 days?

38 days late period, 4neg. Tests, ? Menopause?, 8 d clean from 6 mo. Crack, breast milk, frequent feeling to pee, tired, VERYlight spotting for 4 days?

Many Issues: You did not share anything specific about yourself such as your age. So we cannot comment on menopause. But first: Congratulation on getting clean. It is good to see you choose health and hope and a solution. Your symptoms represent a definite urinary tract infection and you need this diagnosed and treated urgently. Stop doing pregnancy tests. Four tests mean you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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How to dry up breast milk?

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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Is it ok to freeze breast milk?

Yes: You can freeze your freshly pumped breastmilk for up to 3 months. It is best to keep it the back of your freezer to keep it very cold. Some report that if you have a separate deep freezer you may even keep it for longer. ...Read more

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How can I make more breast milk?

How can I make more breast milk?

Fluid intake: Drinking water can help with breast milk supply. ...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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Is it ok to have cold breast milk?

Is it ok to have cold breast milk?

Yes: It's traditional to warm breast milk or formula before feeding it to a baby, but honestly there's no particular reason either can't be served cold. Babies might not take to it at first if they're used to the warm stuff, and I imagine warm milk is more like nursing, so maybe more comforting... But there's no crucial reason to warm the contents of a bottle. ...Read more

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Is breast milk for adults healthy?

Is breast milk for adults healthy?

NO IT IS NOT: No it is not healthy for adults as it is high in chlesterol and it is high in cholesterol as babies benefit from high cholesterol levels, that's why synthetic infant formulas are beginning to include fatty acids as well. But what is good for the babies is not good for adults. Secondly breast milk also is high in sugar which is lactose. ...Read more

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How long can breast milk be frozen?

How long can breast milk be frozen?

6 months: In the back of the freezer or in a deep freeze with a consistent temperature, breast milk may remain good for up to 6 months. Avoid placing the milk in the door of the freezer as the temperature will not remain constant. ...Read more

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How long before breast milk spoils?

10 hours at room temp: 10 hours at room temp
1 week in the refrigerator
3-4 months in freezer (not a mini fridge with freezer inside). ...Read more

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How does our body make breast milk?

How does our body make breast milk?

Mammary glands and: Hormones. The production of breast milk is the product of the alveoli in the mammary glands. They produce milk in response to hormones. For more detail, follow this link:

http://www. Babies. Sutterhealth. Org/breastfeeding/bf_production. Html ...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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How can I produce more breast milk!?

How can I produce more breast milk!?

The hard way: There are many home remedies women in various cultures have been using for a long time, with variable suggest, but the most reliable way is to nurse every couple of hours from the first few days of life, and to pump after each nursing session. The body is meant to keep the baby alive based on the demands of the baby, but if you wish to store milk, you will need to pump afterwards. ...Read more

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How long does breast milk stay fresh?

How long does breast milk stay fresh?

Breast milk: Breast milk can remain unrefrigerated for 96 hours Up to a week refrigerated ...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 formula as nutritious as breast milk?

Is formula as nutritious as breast milk?

No: In almost all cases, breastmilk is best. Baby humans are made to drink human milk. Formulas do a good job of imitating breastmilk. In a few cases, a mom's milk may have some unusual imbalance of ingredients (for example, not enough fat, or more salt than usual), or a mom may be on a medication that gets into her milk and is harmful to babies. In these cases, formula would be more "nutritious". ...Read more

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Can I mix breast milk with regular milk?

Can I mix breast milk with regular milk?

Yes: Although breast milk is better, all infant formulas have the recommended nutients. Thus mixing is fine. Be aware that some babies react negatively with gas, fussiness etc. To a new formula. Also sometimes the taste of the mix may require an adjustment period. ...Read more