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

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 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?

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

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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?

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?

Feeding: You can enhance your breast milk by pumping and increasing your fluid intake. If you want to give the formula, similac is a good option, sometimes the children don't like the taste, try it first thing in the morn, when the baby is really hungry. ...Read more

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I'm a week late for period all signs are there still neg peg test. I'm having milk come out of breast stop breastfeeding a year n 9 months ago?

I'm a week late for period all signs are there still neg peg test. I'm having milk come out of breast stop breastfeeding a year n 9 months ago?

False pregnancy: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first missed period. Occassionally, hormone imbalance or tumors can cause false pregnancy symptoms, so a visit to your doctor is in order. ...Read more