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I Quit Breastfeeding 6 Months Ago And Suddenly Lactating Again
Maybe: Once you've stopped breastfeeding it is hard to reinitiate lactation. If your breasts are still leaking, you could try pumping with a hospital grade pump 8 times a day or have baby di o it, but most kids won't feed that much if they'd had a break for that long. You can also talk to your doctor about medicines that can sometimes help, it is usually unrealistic to expect a full supply back. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
It has been 13 months since giving birth and 7 months since I stopped breast feeding. I still have not had a period. Should I worry?
My son is 10 months now and I stopped breast feeding him when he was 1 month. I have still been producing breast milk and I still leak. why?
Breast milk leaks: It is common for breast milk production to leak a bit even after you weaned the baby from BF. Sometimes, it is from milk ducts being clogged and sometimes it is just producing the hormones after birth. No worry and no treatment needed. It should reduce as you aren't feeding now, may take time.... ...Read more
ACNE AFTER NURSING: There is a possibility that the prenatal vitamins you are probably still taking might be responsible. The other reason is that your hormones haven't adjusted yet. Be patient. ...Read more
I had a baby 4 months ago and stopped breastfeeding 2 months ago. When should I have my first period?
Can start about now: After delivering a baby, a woman will not resume menstrual periods for months. The time could be a few or many months. It varies a great deal among women. Often, a non-breastfeeder gets her menses after 2-4 months, a typical breast-feeder has her period after 6-8 months, and the few exclusively breastfeeding moms might go a year without menses. A woman can get pregnant before first menses returns! ...Read more
I had my daughter almost 9 months ago I dicided not to breastfeed 9 months later my breast started leaking, is that normal?
Probably: It is important to see your obgyn and check a prolactin level and thyroid level. Leaking breasts, or galactorrhea could be a sign of a pituitary tumor. If the prolactin level is high then imaging of the pituitary gland would be necessary. It there is a pituitary tumor, then it is usually easily treated. ...Read more
I have recently just stopped smoking after 6 years. I am now 20. I stopped suddenly, will there be any side effects?
Shouldn't be: nice job quitting. If you're feeling OK, there's nothing to worry about. It's a good time to increase your physical activity and feel even better. If you have withdrawal symptoms like craving or irritability, they will go away. Careful not to eat more (exercise) and congratulate yourself. Count the money you don't spend on cigs and enjoy! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Normal : for up to 12 months. If it lasts longer, see you doc. ...Read more
After I had my 1st baby my periods were normal then months later I started skipping 2-3 months and now it's going on 5-6 months. Why? TTC!
Ovulation: If you're breast feeding this is common. If not its still common to have some mild ovulation dysfunction post partum. See your OB/GYN for an evaluation. The treatment may include a provera (medroxyprogesterone) withdrawal and possible use of a birth control pill to regulate you. You workup needs to include a prolactin level and TSH and HCG. ...Read more
I stopped breastfedding my son at 7 weeks old and he's almost 8 months old, why do I still have leakage and ginormous breast?
Newly pregnant (6 weeks). Had period-like bleeding 2-3 weeks ago, now just spotting a drop. Do I have to stop breastfeeding my toddler cold turkey?
I finally started taking levothyroxine 100mcg for about 6 weeks now after being severely hypo for 6 months. im still get light headed. what's going on?
Thyroid: May be a side effect of the drug but you also need to check your thyroid levels with your doctor and make sure that there aren't other causes of the light-headedness ...Read more
Have been on Zoloft (sertraline) for 3+ months. Stopped taking it 4 days ago. Havent been nervous. Should I resume again, cut in half or stop? Doc doesnt know
Ambiguous wording: It's not clear from your wording whether you stopped the Zoloft (sertraline) because you haven't been "nervous," or haven't had any withdrawal feelings of nervousness after stopping the drug. "Nervous" is a vague term. By "nervous" do you mean anxious, depressed, both or neither? If you still want someone to address this question, you need to repost it with wording that is much less ambiguous than it is now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unusual: The most common reason is persistent stimulation of prolactin reduction which may npbe due to breast stimulus or nursing. However, it may be caused by a prolactin producing tumor or related to ore medications. I would discuss with our gynecologist who may perform a prolactin level. ...Read more
My baby is 8 months old and I still haven't gotten my period again. Stopped breast feeding at 4 months. On mini pill. Not pregnant. Is this normal?
I had my last child 19 months ago, had a tubel and now my left breast is lactating again? Why? I never breastfed.
I stopped breast feeding 3 weeks ago my baby is 5 weeks now i wanna breastfeed again has my milk gone bad is it ok to let my baby nurse?
Go for it!: There's no reason you shouldn't try to "relactate". Your milk is the best thing for the baby. You should get a breast pump, and pump both sides at the same time to stimulate your milk to come back. Also fenugreek tea can help. See a lactation consultant for more advice. Gook luck! ...Read more
I had my tubes tied 16 months ago and stopped nursing a year ago but i'm still lactating is this normal?
No: If you are no longer breast-feeding, you should not be lactating. The tubal ligation is not related to this issue. Unless your breasts are being somehow being stimulated or you are taking medications that have this as a side effect, you should see your doctor for blood tests and an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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