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Do Women With Smaller Breasts Produce Less Milk
No: Some of my most successful breastfeeding moms would be classified by some as least likely to suceed if judged by their breast size. One has contributed to the local bank for premi's since her she makes far more than her healty newborn can drink. Motivation, diet and patience will go a long way toward success in this area. (along with a good lactation coach). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
30 yr old female been leakin small amounts breast milk for 8 yrs, but only had son 5 yrs ago, never breastfed. Told hormones were irregular yrs ago, want 2nd opinion?
Prolactin: Have you had a prolactin level drawn? Is the milk discharge on both sides of your breast and is it spontaneous or do you have to squeeze it? How high is the prolactin level? What did your physician say was the cause of leaky breast that you didn't believe and want a second opinion? Please write back with specifics and you will get more specific answers. Good luck. ...Read more
Bizarre question: You mean pumped and stored or day to day? Although breast milk is nutritious it would only work as a tempory bridge for survival. If a refrigerator or freezer were packed with a significant supply, it might sustain someone for a period, but the creation of the milk takes metabolic work and more fluid than is produced. Eventually the individual would die of starvation and or dehydration. ...Read more
Difficult: It is impossible to guarantee that a breast mass is definitely due to a clogged milk duct. Any breast mass must be evaluated by your physician. An ultrasound of the breast may assist in making the diagnosis. A clogged milk duct may lead to mastitis or a breast abscess so please see your md asap. ...Read more
They can: Each mother makes enough breast milk for her baby or babies. The size is not a problem. ...Read more
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