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Can Breast Milk Come Back After Drying Up
My baby is 1 month old & I have been pumping my breast milk to feed her but y haven't I produced any all day? Will it come back or did it dry up?
Try reglan (metoclopramide): Let the baby use you as a pacifier, that might help, ask your doctor to prescribe reglan (metoclopramide). ...Read more
Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for two days. Breast milk supply has immediately, drastically reduced. Will my supply come back if I stop the medicine?
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
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?
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
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
If I am going back to work on february, when its good to start pumping and storing breast milk? My son is 24 days old.
BREAST MILK: If you have plenty of milk, now is the best time to start collecting milk. ...Read more
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
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
I'm a little confused on what's happening with my body. I've had protected sex a week before my period came and during intercourse my old breast milk came back that was dried up for several months prior. I had A normal 5 day flow & then noticed that my bo
My 8 week old has been diagnosed with reflux and milk protein allergy; been giving breast milk in a bottle and on a complete dairy free diet. Going back to work, travel a lot and need to switch to formula. Tried alimentum and neocate. Baby's reflux is s
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
Depends: Usually breast milk comes in 48-72 hours after delivery. This can vary widely from person to person. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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