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Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for two days. Breast milk supply has immediately, drastically reduced. Will my supply come back if I stop the medicine?

Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for two days. Breast milk supply has immediately, drastically reduced. Will my supply come back if I stop the medicine?

Unknown: Diuretics or "water pills" should not directly affect your breast milk production...But if it is dehydrating you, I suppose that it could.

Talk to your doc about stopping it and/or really increasing your fluid intake and see if that helps.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it ok to supplement formula till my breast milk starts coming back in stronger? It nearly dried over night. Not enough for baby. Or is formula gonna constipate him?

Is it ok to supplement formula till my breast milk starts coming back in stronger? It nearly dried over night. Not enough for baby. Or is formula gonna constipate him?

Last Resort: Better to nurse, but formula is ok if necessary, as a last resort. Remember to continue to allow the baby normal sucking time or use a pump or both to stimulate milk production. ...Read more

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How common is it for milk to come back in? I stooped breast feeding two months ago and my milk came back in this past weekend? Should I be worried?

How common is it for milk to come back in? I stooped breast feeding two months ago and my milk came back in this past weekend? Should I be worried?

Quite common!: Milk production can continue in the breast for a few months, occasionally uo to a year, in a woman who has recently stopped breastfeeding. The production may increase during times of breast stimulation and even arousal. You should notice that the amount being produced should diminish with time. If no improvement in a few months, see your ob/ gyn. ...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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My breast milk just stopped flowing as it should nothing I try I bringing it back but my son insist on pulling he doesn'twant formula what should I do?

My breast milk just stopped flowing as it should nothing I try I bringing it back but my son insist on pulling he doesn'twant formula what should I do?

If he is 1 year or: Older, you can wean to an open- mouth cup. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day. If < 1 year, seek advice from a lactation specialist. A supplemental nursing system or an electric breast pump may help. The more you nurse, the more milk you make. Chronic pain or the medications you take for it may be impacting your milk supply. ...Read more

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If I take a bottle of expressed breast milk out of fridge and warm it up, feed to baby, and then have leftovers., is it okay to reuse? Back in fridge?

If I take a bottle of expressed breast milk out of fridge and warm it up, feed to baby, and then have leftovers., is it okay to reuse? Back in fridge?

Is Not Safe: Re-use of bottled breast milk from a prior feeding is not considered a safe practice. There is risk of bacterial contamination with serious consequences in babies. Additionally, deterioration of beneficial nutrients occurs. To eliminate waste, add to bottle normal amount of milk your baby consumes plus 1-2 oz extra to allow for increase in appetite as baby grows & day-to-day hunger patterns. ...Read more

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Can tattoos inflected your breast milk on your back and hand?

Can tattoos inflected your breast milk on your back and hand?

Possibly....: A recent study indicated that people with tattoos were more likely to contract hepatitis c. Hepatitis can possibly be transmitted through the bloodstream into the breast milk. This could occur even if you have little or no symptoms. Perhaps the best answer is to have your obstetrician or family doctor screen you for hepatitis and examine your tattoos for other signs of possible concern. ...Read more

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What does it mean if blood come out with breast milk?

What does it mean if blood come out with breast milk?

Feeding injury: Some babies will actually break a blood vessel within the mass of your nipple or breast during feeding. It will usually self heal but may produce some inflammation or pain & baby may spit up milk tainted with the blood. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is breast milk, and where does it come from?

How do I know exactly what is breast milk, and where does it come from?

Protein & sugar: This is a combination of various sugars and proteins providing nutritional calories and essential Amino Acids to create energy and build muscles. In addition immunoglobulins which confer passive immunity as well as vitamins and minerals are transmitted with the breast milk, it is created in the glands of the breast and collected in the ductal system to be delivered via the nipple. ...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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I'm just wondering, if you have a tattoo infection can it come through breast milk?

I'm just wondering, if you have a tattoo infection can it come through breast milk?

Possible: If you get a blood borne infection from the tattoo there is a slight possibility that it will cross into the breast milk. Try and make sure the infection in the tattoo is treated correctly and talk to your pediatrician about the risks to your child. ...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 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?

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?

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 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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What should I know about breast milk storage?

What should I know about breast milk storage?

Follow CDC guideline: The CDC puts out breastfeeding recommendations with guidelines on storage. Follow these. Always store milk in the back of the fridge or freezer where it is coolest. Store in sterilized bottles or bags. Never refreeze milk after it has been frozen and never thaw in microwave. Briefly on countertop milk is good for 6 hours, fridge for 5 days and freezer for 3-6months. ...Read more

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Length of time chemicals stay in breast milk?

Varies with chemical: The chemicals that enter mothers body will end up in a variable amount in her milk. It may be continuously released into the milk as it forms. The time it takes to leaves mothers body depends on the chemical. Some leave in hours, some may stay days. If it is still in mothers mothers body, it can still show up in the milk. ...Read more

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How can food and drinks affect my breast milk?

See below: The different foods and drink will cause the flavor of breast milk change. No alcoholic drinks. ...Read more

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How can I produce enough breast milk for multiples?

Nursing: As long as newborns are given the opportunity to nurse shortly after birth, or the mother uses a breast pump to express the milk, the supply of breast milk will meet the demand. ...Read more

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Is it better to store breast milk in bottles or bags?

Is it better to store breast milk in bottles or bags?

See below: If the plastic bags are bpa free they are probably ok. The safest will always be glass bottles that have been sterilized between use. ...Read more

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What signs does the baby exhibit for the insufficiency of breast milk?

What signs does the baby exhibit for the insufficiency of breast milk?

Slow weight gain: Frequent waking up and poor sleep are the first things to notice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no kids. But I still have breast milk. I'm hypothermic too. What is goin on?

What to do if I have no kids. But I still have breast milk. I'm hypothermic too. What is goin on?

Talk to MD: Some disturbances in your hormone levels can cause these problems. A simple blood test by your doctor to check your levels of prolactin, fsh, thyroid hormone and other markers can rapidly help you find the reason for this imbalance. Once these results are done you will be able to embark on a treatment plan. ...Read more