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Doctor insights on: I Quit Breastfeeding 5 Months Ago But Still Get Milk

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Still able to squeeze milk out of breast after quitting breastfeeding 4 months ago?

Still able to squeeze milk out of breast after quitting breastfeeding 4 months ago?

It's common...: Even after you've stopped nursing, you're likely to be able to express a little milk. The thing is: as you continue to express, you actually stimulate milk production. So don't check for a while. Now, if you are having discharge that doesn't look like milk - or if it's bloody, see your doctor. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Does a baby getting formula and breast milk still get all the advantages of breastfeeding?

Does a baby getting formula and breast milk still get all the advantages of breastfeeding?

Some: It's generally believed that the immunologic advantage gained is proportional to the % breast milk fed. So not 100% but still worthwhile. ...Read more

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Veins in upper chest, starting at neck line, look like a roadmap from breastfeeding. Quit 7 weeks ago but still produce some milk. Will they go away?

Veins in upper chest, starting at neck line, look like a roadmap from breastfeeding. Quit 7 weeks ago but still produce some milk. Will they go away?

Will go away: Once the milk production decreases and eventually stops, the veins will be loess noticeable until they go back to pre pregnancy appearance. If you are not breastfeeding and not pumping, the production should stop soon. ...Read more

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Breast cancer and I am planning on breastfeeding could i still get a mammogram if my breast are full of milk?

The lactational: changes in the breasts make them more dense, and therefore limit the value of mammography. For screening purposes, waiting 4-6 months after stopping breastfeeding will allow the breasts to return to their baseline state. If you have a lump, see your doctor. If you end up needing a mammo for diagnostic purposes, you can pump the breasts beforehand. ...Read more

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I have sore throat and flu. Can I still breast feed or my baby will get sick from my milk?

I have sore throat and flu.  Can I still breast feed or my baby will get sick from my milk?

Continue breastfeed: Please continue breastfeeding. When you breastfeed, you give your baby some of the antibodies (infection fighters) that your body has developed to fight off your sore throat/flu. In other words, breastfeeding will not make your baby sick. To prevent spreading infection: handwashing/hand sanitizer after nose blowing, kiss the back of baby's head, not mouth or hand, cough in your sleeve. ...Read more

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I stopped breastfeeding my baby 8 months ago but I am still producing milk. Is this normal?

I stopped breastfeeding my baby 8 months ago but I am still producing milk. Is this normal?

Can be: This can be seen, in particular if you are checking to see if there is milk, here and there by expressing, then you can stimulate the breasts enough to cause this phenomenon. In which case you simply have to stop checking. But if persists, see your OB or family physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I stopped breastfeeding two years ago but i still produce milk on one side. Is that normal?

I stopped breastfeeding two years ago but i still produce milk on one side. Is that normal?

No: I think this is abnormal if you have stopped breast feeding and expressing breast milk completely for 2 years. Check with our doctor please. ...Read more

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My baby is 1week 1day old I been using formula is it to late to switch over to breastfeeding? Will I still be able to make milk? Formula make him sick

My baby is 1week 1day old I been using formula is it to late to switch over to breastfeeding? Will I still be able to make milk? Formula make him sick

Yes but ....: You may want to discuss what baby is doing with the doc or his/her nurses. Babies often spit up/ become gassy with anything you feed them (breast or bottle) and sometimes a change in formula,technique or bottles can reduce what you see as a problem. ...Read more

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My child is 2, I stopped breastfeeding her at 8 months old. My breast still leaks milk, why?

My child is 2, I stopped breastfeeding her at 8 months old. My breast still leaks milk, why?

Galactorrhea: Small amounts of milk or serous fluid are commonly expressed for weeks, months, or years from women who have previously been pregnant or lactating. Galactorrhea can also occur as a side effect of hypothyroidism which sometimes happens after pregnancy. Schedule a visit with your physician if you are still producing milk at 16 months after weaning, to rule out other causes. ...Read more