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Can Stress Cause My Breast Milk To Dry Up
Yes: Major stress can certainly diminish breastmilk supply. However, there are things that can be done to counteract the effects of major stress. Drink tons of water (or other non-caffeinated clear liquid) and use fenugreek, an herbal preparation which helps increase milk supply. Dealing with the stress, itself, will also help -- for instance, counseling, yoga and relaxation exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Visit provider: Usually once you stop breastfeeding milk production will slow and eventually stop on its own without the stimulation of the infant. If certain hormones are elevated it could cause continued production. You can also have part of a duct system that did not completely empty and get intermittent release from there that is not due to continued production. An exam and labs will provide more info. ...Read more
How long does it take for breast milk to dry up ? My daughter is 2 and I stopped breastfeedin her at 7months and there's still milk!
??: I have had patients with breast milk leakage that lasted well over a year. I would suggest an exam and possible mommogram?Ultrasound to rule out other problems. If you stimulate the breasts as in when having sex or have a rare condition in your pituitary gland (brain) this is also something to consider. Talk to your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stop breast feeding yesterday, i was wondering how long it takes the breast milk to dry up. My breast hurt it makes it hard to sleep. ?
I gave birth to my son 12 days ago, how long will it take for the breast milk to dry up? I'm not breast feeding.
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