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Can Breast Milk Be Produced Without Pregnancy
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What can cause high Prolactin level in a woman who is not pregnant, not breastfeeding or producing breast milk?
Hyperprolactinemia: Non pregnancy/breastfeeding reasons for high prolactin levels can be due to pituitary secreting excess prolactin (idiopathic prolactinemia), liver disease (cirrhosis), kidney disease, hypothyroidism, chest trauma and stress. Medications can also increase prolactin including psychiatric and gastrointestinal drugs. Estrogens and verapamil can also elevate prolactin levels. ...Read more
Breast milk: Nurse more often or pump more often. Drink plenty of water. ...Read more
What could cause colostrum/milk production in women under 30 who are not likely pregnant? Period is not yet late. Colostrum produced by both breasts
Prolactin: Breast milk is made in your breasts in response to a hormone produced in your pituitary called prolactin. Sometimes galactorrhea (milk production in the absence of a pregnancy) can be due to a tumor in the pituitary. Consider seeing a doctor to have your prolactin levels checked. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can specific foods help increase breast milk? Could i not be producing enough milk days after delivery? Fear baby is not full as i feed her for 5 minutes
Breast feeding: Staying well hydrated and eating a well balanced diet is the best. There are no particular foods that will increase your milk production. Check to see if there is a la leche league near you. They are a group specializing in breast feeding and can be very helpful with questions like you have. ...Read more
Possibly: 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
Can milk produced in the breast of female without getting pregnant or without stimulating the breast or without sexual relationship to other?
Ordinarily no: Typically, milk let down in the human breast is initiated by oxytocin which is first released at delivery ... Although more is released each time baby nurses. So, without being pregnant and nursing, it is rare to produce breast milk. Some medications can cause inappropriate breast milk production -- like atypical anti-psychotics. Call your doc if you're lactating, but shouldn't be! ...Read more
Breast pumps, lactai: In non-pregnant women who are adopting a newborn, a combination of pumping, prolactin and a galactologue, such as domperidone, an orphan drug, will result in lactation after a few weeks. This should be done under the supervision of a physician who is a breastfeeding expert and follow one of the available protocols. ...Read more
Yes: Excess production of a hormone called prolactin can cause a milky breast discharge. This should be evaluated by a doctor, since it can indicate a pituitary tumor. Breast stimulation can also produce milk, if done often and long enough. This has been used by adoptive mothers to nurse their babies. ...Read more
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