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I Quit Breastfeeding 5 Months Ago But Still Get Milk
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
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
Hi dr,I'm a breastfeeding mum of 3.5 months old baby& still exclusively breast feed. If I take postinor2 for emergency, will it b ok for my milk supply&my bub? Since my baby haven't get anything yet but breastmilk. Thank you.
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Your milk supply is dependent upon the frequency of nursing, and complete emptying of the breasts. I advise my breastfeeding moms to nurse every 1 1/2 -2 hours for 5-10 minutes to increase their supply. It usually increases within 24 hr. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids-don't wait until you're thirsty. Don't delay in consulting your doctor or a lactation consultant. Time is of the essence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nutritionally, is it better or worse to introduce cow's milk at 12 months if the baby is still breastfeeding?
No effect: I don't believe it is either good or bad for most babies, whether cow's milk is started at one year of not, if breastfeeding is continued. Breastmilk can't be beat easily as a perfect food but it is not enough alone and a nurtritious varied diet is best at this age. However breastmilk is an adequate replacement for cow's milk if still breastfeeding. ...Read more
I just weaned my LO From breastfeeding, it's been a week and I'm still producing milk.. What can I do to help dry up?
Cold compress: The best way is to do it very gradually, slightly reducing the number or length of feedings over weeks to months. However, if there is a reason you need to stop suddenly and quickly, wear a very tight bra, put cold/ice packs on breasts to reduce blood flow, minimize time spent in warm showers and minimize stimulation of the breasts with minimal touching and massaging. ...Read more
Exclusively Breastfeeding 2 mnths old.have low milk supply.trying to nurse frequently,every hour but still low supply.whats wrong?
Low milk supply: most common reason for low milk supply after breast feeding has been established is stress 1. Either physical stress causing you to delay breast feeding (work, excess exercise) or due to health issues (sore nipples)can automatically send signals to your brain that there is less demand from baby and hence decrease supply . 2. mental stress -anger, depression 3. Medications , smoking , alcohol ...Read more
I quit breastfeeding my 6 month old two months ago. I was not able to squeeze milk out since but today a few tiny drops came out. Is this normal?
Yes: This can be normal. Any stimulation of the breast tissue, nipple can cause milk to drop even 2 months after you stopped breastfeeding. If you feel any lumps or bumps, you should definitely have a breast exam, but if only a few drops after stimulation of breast tissue or nipple then normal. ...Read more
I stopped breastfeeding since 4mnths, yet still there is milk in my breasts.Should I take any medication to stop it plz?
No Meds: Breasts are just funny this way! The trick thing about milk is that it just wants to keep coming... You certainly could put baby to breast here and there to give baby antibodies. If you want to stop altogether, you just have to stop checking for it . When you check, it's enough stimulation to keep it flowing! There is such a thing as pituitary tumor causing milk production, but extremely rare ...Read more
Had a baby five months ago. I am not breastfeeding but now all of a sudden I am leaking milk. What could be a reason?
If i don't breastfeed then does that mean i will get mastitis? How do I stop the milk flow if I am not breastfeeding?
No mastitis: You will not necessarily get mastitis but are likely to experience engorgement which can be painful. Keep your breasts bound by a well fitting support bra, consider using cabbage leaves inside the bra to help dry out the milk supply (strange but true) and avoid any stimulation to the breasts like warm water or sexual stimulation while trying to get the milk to go away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is 3 months n he is still breastfeeding he is not getting enough milk i tried similac advance but he just want take it what can I do?
Several options: You can start to wean your baby by offering 1-2 bottle feedings a day, gradually increasing the bottle feedings as he weans away from the breast. If you need to stop suddenly, you may have more fullness for a few days, but it will decrease when there is not the stimulation of nursing. If you wish, you can still breast feed in the evening and other times, while giving the bottle when you work. ...Read more
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