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Wht makes a woman lactate apart from pregnancy?

Wht makes a woman lactate apart from pregnancy?

Certain : Tumors, medical conditions and medication side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is the lactate hormon and how is it affecting pregnancy?

Helping baby grow : Human placental lactogen is a hormone that directs energy to the baby through mom's placenta. It also increases mom's glucose levels in the second half of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What's a normal time frame a person can lactate after pregnancy loss? Is 2 months normal?

What's a normal time frame a person can lactate after pregnancy loss?  Is 2 months normal?

Varies: There is no set “normal” time. Factors include the gestational age at the time of loss, body weight, other medications and your natural ability to lactate. ...Read more

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Can you lactate a year after having a baby with all the pregnancy symptoms ad still be pregnant while on birth control?

Can you lactate a year after having a baby with all the pregnancy symptoms ad still be pregnant while on birth control?

Lactation: Yes you can lactate for quite some time after pregnancy.Also, some women have lactation from ocps.If you have missed any ocps or taken any of them late, it is possible to ovulate and conceive on ocps, so you should check a prgnancy test. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to lactate during my period? or should i get a pregnancy test?

Is it normal for me to lactate during my period? or should i get a pregnancy test?

Lactation unexpected: It is not normal to lactate during a period and it is not normal to lactate during early pregnancy. If you are having a period then you are very unlikely to be pregnant. ...Read more

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How can I start lactating for an adult nursing relationship?

Not sure: I don't know if there are physicians who would be willing to prescribe you medications in attempts to induce lactation for that purpose. We'll see what other panelists on healthtap say. ...Read more

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How to start lactating before my baby is born that i'm not carrying?

How to start lactating before my baby is born that i'm not carrying?

Ask your OB-GYN if : (s)he has seen any success with the regimen of daily hormones & nipple stimulation required. I must admit i've not seen any success in 36 years of practice, though i've had some adoptive parents attempt it. Another option used by lactation specialists is a set-up in which a small tube attached to a bottle is taped to the breasts, ending beside the nipples, so mom experiences nursing. ...Read more

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My husband wants to try adult nursing is that healthy? And how can I start lactating again?

My husband wants to try adult nursing is that healthy? And how can I start lactating again?

A little is ok: 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 (not good for cholesterol levels and one's arteries). A woman may have a hard time re-starting lactation if she had stopped weeks or months ago. ...Read more

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Have never had a baby or lactated before, can I produce milk without pregnancy?

Have never had a baby or lactated before, can I produce milk without pregnancy?

Yes: However, this is usually a medical condition that is a symptom of something that is throwing the hormonal system out of balance. Talk to your md if you are having this condition. ...Read more