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Doctor insights on: How To Start Lactating Without Being Pregnant

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Can you lactate without being pregnant?

Can you lactate without being pregnant?

Yes: Lactation the process of continued secretion of copious milk. It requires regular removal of milk and stimulation of the nipple, which triggers prolactin release from the anterior pituitary gland and oxytocin from the posterior pituitary gland. In the absence of milk removal, elevated intramammary pressure and accumulation of a feedback inhibitor of lactation a feedback inhibitor of lactation. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Is it possible for you to lactate when you aren't pregnant?

Is it possible for you to lactate when you aren't pregnant?

Yes: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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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

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Is there any way to lactate without even getting pregnant?

Is there any way to lactate without even getting pregnant?

Yes. : This can be caused by an unnoticed miscarriage, it can also be caused by increased levels of the hormone that causes lactation, prolactin. See your physician. ...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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Is it possible for a non pregnant woman to start to lactate without medication?

Is it possible for a non pregnant woman to start to lactate without medication?

Lactation: Yes. This could be due to a prolactin-secreting tumor of the pituitary gland called a prolactinoma. It causes irregular or absent menses and galactorrhea- breast discharge. ...Read more

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I have moistness under my bra,, and read somewhere that anti depressants can cause women to lactate? Is that true? I know I can't be pregnant.

I have moistness under my bra,, and read somewhere that anti depressants can cause women to lactate? Is that true? I know I can't be pregnant.

Possible: Many antipsychotics effect prolactin levels & recently it is suggested that the SSRIs can indirectly effect prolactin as well--so you may be right--run it by your doc ...Read more

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Can a woman lactate without being pregnant?

Yes, certain: Medications or medical conditions can cause lactation. Please see your physician if this is happening to you. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do I lactate when I have never been pregnant?

Hormone issue: You should see your gyn for bloodwork and exam to be sure it is not due to a prolactinoma or other endocrinological issue. ...Read more