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Does Drinking Milk Increase Milk Supply
Yes: It is the hops and barley that stimulates milk production. Non-alcoholic beer works as well. If you want a regular beer with alcohol then drink no more than one a day and be sure it is not dark beer (higher alcohol content). Mother's milk tea also increase breast milk supply. Of course drinking a beer or any alcohol is not recommended if there is a previous history of alcohol problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, ...: Milk-drinking alone will not increase sperm production although milk color may resemble that of semen at times. If you have concerns over male infertility due to low sperm count, which results from multiple factors like poor testicular malfunction from congenital or acquired causes and sex hormonal imbalance, etc. To define the possible causes, seek professional evaluation & counseling. Best... ...Read more
Caffeine- nursing: The coffee is not so much the problem as the caffeine is. Modest caffeine intake will not affect milk supply, but if you get over 300-400 mg of caffeine daily it could affect production and also be passed to the infant and make them a bit more "wired". Try decaf coffee or limit yourself to just a cup or two daily. Thanks for dong this for your baby - breast is best! ...Read more
Unlikely to be pbm: I suppose if you were swilling down frosties to the point your body was stressed, this could be an issue.However, the fluids you ingest are raised to your existing body temperature within minutes. The occasional cold drink would be fine. ...Read more
Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of fluids is the best way to increase milk supply. ...Read more
Yes: Mother's milk tea contins an herb called fenugreek. Fenugreek is helpful but you've got to drink lots of tea. Better yet, take fenugreek capsuls 2 caps 4 times per day till your milk supply improves. Frequent breast stimulation by putting your baby to breast or pumping at the same time helps too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? non-alcoholic ?: If there is ABSOLUTELY NO alcohol in the product I could consider it harmless. The near beers that have low amounts in the product are still a danger. Any alcohol will cross easily into the BM & one of its byproducts is formaldehyde, sometimes uses as an embalming agent. ...Read more
Is it safe for men to drink 8 ounces of soy milk per day? I'm debating between soy milk or almond milk.
Yes: Assuming you don't have any medical issues, it is completely safe to drink soy milk daily. It will not turn you into a woman as urban legend says. Whether to drink soy or almond milk is a personal choice of taste. ...Read more
Should not decrease: If a person is eating plenty of foods and drinks, but dropped the number of calories (for example, by getting rid of the sugar and excess carbs in the foods and drinks), her body should make milk just fine. Her body has plenty of stored calories for use in milk-making... Which is why breast-feeding helps a woman lose weight if she eats fewer calories than needed each day. ...Read more
Calorie economics: Soy milk does not cause weight gain anymore than other food (including regular milk). Weight gain occurs when the total calorie intake exceeds the calories consumed by the body in activities, leading to storing away of the calories. In general, calories from all food sources not used are turned to fat and stored for later use. Portion control is important. Avoid drinking too much soy milk. ...Read more
If not allergic : If neither the mom or the child have a soy allergy there should be no problem. If the infant seems to be uncomfortable with feeding, has excessive gas or other gastrointestinal symptoms it may need to be removed from the diet. Soy protein is one that can trigger allergic symptoms in some people. ...Read more
Difficult answer: Because I cannot find a head-to-head study comparing both types of milk. You will probably get different opinions. In general, which one is better, depends on what nutrient you are interested and your allergies. Almond milk is lactose and cholesterol free whereas cow mild has both. I found case reports of 3 children developing health problems related to almond milk ingestion. Hope this helps ...Read more
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