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Can i safely drink breast milk for fun?

Can i safely drink breast milk for fun?

Sure.: If you are not a nursing infant then you don't really require the nutritional composition of breast milk, but it's certainly not dangerous. It has a lot of fat, and antibodies/nutrients - but for a healthy, immunocompetent adult i don't think drinking breast milk is necessary for optimal nutrition. It's safe, just a little weird, ;-). Cheers! ...Read more

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Is okay for husband to drink breast milk?

Is okay for husband to drink breast milk?

Sure: But why would he want to. And it may take some of the supply from the baby. ...Read more

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How can drinking breast milk as a baby effect you when you grow older?

How can  drinking breast milk as a baby effect you when you grow older?

Many benefits: Breast fed infants have fewer allergies, have higher iq's, lower risk of heart disease and obesity and may have lower risk of type 2 diabetes (the jury is out on that one yet). These are just the things we know about so far. So you will be smarter and healthier - no bad, huh? ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son is 1 is it okay for him to drink breast milk?

What do you suggest if my son is 1 is it okay for him to drink breast milk?

Yes: I would encourage breastfeeding as long as both mom and the child are interested in continuing. There is no specific age at which a child should stop breastfeeding ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any health benefits of drinking breast milk for adults?

Can you tell me of any health benefits of drinking breast milk for adults?

None that I know of: Any potential benefit of the immune factors are diluted by other ingested foods . This is an interesting fad but should go the way of cabbage patch dolls in time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are there any health benefits for adults to drink breast milk?

Can you tell me, are there any health benefits for adults to drink breast milk?

Am not aware of: Any immune effect bestowed to an adult by drinking human breast milk. No of no specific benefits. ...Read more

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Im having a hard time feeding my baby to a formula milk, my baby use to drink breast milk?

Im having a hard time feeding my baby to a formula milk, my baby use to drink breast milk?

What did your pediat: Pediatrician say, there are many different types and sometimes you have to try a few before u find the right one, but you should be using what your baby's doc recommends. ...Read more

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Joelle has not passed motion for one day she cries. She is 15 days old she is drinking breast milk?

Joelle  has  not passed motion for one  day she cries. She is 15 days old   she is drinking breast milk?

It's ok: Babies need to learn how to poop just like they have to learn how to do almost everything else they can do as they grow. Breast is best. Keep going. ...Read more

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Is it true that if a baby did not drink breast milk in infancy, his immune system becomes weaker later in life?

Is it true that if a baby did not drink breast milk in infancy, his immune system becomes weaker later in life?

Brest fed babies: Let me put it differently.The babies who are breast fed get less infections then formula fed during childhood as they aquire some antibodies from the mother through the breast milk.Later in life there does not seem to be any difference ...Read more

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3mos baby often straining, and just now passing greenish liquid stool with mucus and foamy. Only drink breast milk. Should I concern?

3mos baby often straining, and just now passing greenish liquid stool with mucus and foamy. Only drink breast milk. Should I concern?

Not particularly: What you consider straining may just be baby dealing with the issue at hand.Weak belly muscles, needing to poop without sitting upright where gravity helps, and making any sound they want because they don't care what they sound like.Sounds pretty normal. ...Read more

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Baby has mucus in stool. Taking ranitidine and only drinks breast milk. No solids or formula. Could this be from ranitidine? Should he see a doctor?

Baby has mucus in stool. Taking ranitidine and only drinks breast milk. No solids or formula. Could this be from ranitidine? Should he see a doctor?

Need more info: Need more info such as age of infant. Mucus in stool can be due to many different things including infection. Follow up with doctor for definitive exam, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My baby boy age 1 month 10 days. He got constipation recently. He is drinking breast milk and formula. What can I do for him?

My baby boy age 1 month 10 days. He got constipation recently. He is drinking breast milk and formula. What can I do for him?

Expected: Breast milk can cause constipation, no reason for concern, try stimulating the rectum by measuring rectal temperature, no need though, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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Is it safe for your man to drink your breast milk?

Is it safe for your man to drink your breast milk?

Breast milk: Yes it is safe. But it is meant for the baby. ...Read more

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My 6 week old baby is refusing to drink expressed breast milk. I've had to supplement with enfamil gentle ease formula. Is this normal?

My 6 week old baby is refusing to drink expressed breast milk. I've had to supplement with enfamil gentle ease formula. Is this normal?

Weaning: If your baby is nursing with no problem, then this should work. Add a very small amount of breast milk to teh gentlease. Wait a few days and add more.Repeat this process. If you start with a very small amount of pumped breast milk this weaning method usually works. Be patient however. ...Read more

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Does drinking milk increase breast milk?

Does drinking milk increase breast milk?

No: Nursing or pumping more often will increase milk supply. But it is important to stay hydrated and eat healthy when breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink your own breast milk?

Is it bad to drink your own breast milk?

No: Breast milk is very nutritious, and excellent for babies, so will be of no harm to adults (in small amounts). Breast milk is too rich, so will give an adult too much animal fat (yes, we are animals) and many extra calories. Most moms with excess breast milk just freeze it for use later when their babies are weaned off the breast, but surely some frozen milk gets wasted (thrown away). ...Read more

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Can you say if it could it hurt me to drink my sisters breast milk?

Can you say if it could it hurt me to drink my sisters breast milk?

It is not healthy: It is not healthy as it is high in chlesterol as babies benefit from high cholesterol levels in breast milk, nfant formulas are beginning to include fatty acids as well.But what is good for the babies is not good for adults.Secondly breast milk also is high in sugar which is lactose
if you drink to taste it, it will not hurt. ...Read more

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Is it right that consuming cold drink or food decreases breast milk supply?

Is it right that consuming cold drink or food decreases breast milk supply?

No: This is not true. Cold drinks and foods have no effect on quality or quantity of milk supply. Copious fluids help increase the milk supply. Congrats, Nico on the baby :) ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol effect your breast milk? Smoking as well

Does drinking alcohol effect your breast milk? Smoking as well

Yes for both: Start with smoking; an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, add 2-3x incerase in bronchitis& ear infections & other respiratory issues. Add decreased growth & exposure to nicotine in the milk alcohol decreases milk production & passes in small amounts to baby.Even small amounts are potentially toxic to babies growing brain.At least you are breast feeding, that's good. ...Read more

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How can food and drinks affect my breast milk?

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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Can monster energy drinks make your breast milk green?

Can monster energy drinks make your breast milk green?

Never heard of this: I've never heard of monster energy drinks making breast milk turn green, but they probably aren't a good idea while you are breast feeding! energy drinks frequently are high in caffeine, sugar, and some herbal combinations that may pass into breast milk. Since most doctors recommend limiting your caffeine intake while breastfeeding, the energy drinks are not a good idea! ...Read more

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Is it true that if a adult drinks his wife's breast milk that it has the ability to sapress cancer cells & is it safe to do?

Is it true that if a adult drinks his wife's breast milk that it has the ability to sapress cancer cells & is it safe to do?

Unlikely: No scientific studies have been done to look at this question. Breast milk does contain some immune cells that theoretically might help suppress cancer cells, but your own body have many, many more. If you wife does not have hiv, then it is generally safe for an adult to drink human milks. ...Read more

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My 2 week old daughter has the hiccups after every feeding. She drinks 3 ounces of breast milk or formula per session in a bottle. How can I stop them?

My 2 week old daughter has the hiccups after every feeding. She drinks 3 ounces of breast milk or formula per session in a bottle. How can I stop them?

Not to worry: Hiccups are very common in little babies. This is a reflex of the phrenic nerve that innervates the diaphragm and is triggered by the baby's immaturity to eat and breathe at the same time ...Read more

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My two week old baby drinks 4 ounces of breast milk every two hours I can only make 2 ounces . How can I increase my milk supply?

My two week old baby drinks 4 ounces of breast milk every two hours I can only make 2 ounces . How can I increase my milk supply?

Increased lacation: You can increase your milk supply by nursing or pumping more frequently, staying well hydrated and rested, and by supplementing your diet with the herb fenugreek. However, four ounces per feeding is excessive intake for a neonate. Occassionally babies over eat because they have silent reflux. ...Read more

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Is breast milk ok to drink for adults?

Is breast milk ok to drink for adults?

Yes: It is a nutritious beverage. However, there is little benefit of it to any adult over other milks. Their alternative intake dilutes any enzyme or health benefits a baby would have from a single source diet. ...Read more

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