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Is there a way to induce lactation?

Is there a way to induce lactation?

Lactation: Naturally, breast milk production increases by increased intake of liquid diet ( eg apple juice, chicken soup etc.). Prescription medication used for enhancing breast milk production is -- reglan (metoclopramide). ...Read more

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What is the best way to induce lactation?

What is the best way to induce lactation?

Nurse a baby: Simply having a baby at breast can induce milk production. Some hormones can help, but they can have side effects. ...Read more

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Can i induce lactation after a few months of not breastfeeding (i need to take meds)?

Can i induce lactation after a few months of not breastfeeding (i need to take meds)?

Yes: Regular stimulation of the breast, either by the baby or with a breast pump, will eventually restore your milk production. You might find it easier to 'pump and dump' while on the medication. Once the baby is ready to latch again, you will still have some milk production at that time. ...Read more

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I need to go on meds for 6month, i only breastfed 11 weeks, can I induce lactation again after such a long time? Im so upset i can not breastfeed :(

I need to go on meds for 6month, i only breastfed 11 weeks, can I induce lactation again after such a long time?  Im so upset i can not breastfeed :(

What medication ?: Some medications can actually be taken during breastfeeding. If you are going on medications the doctors know are toxic, then relaction through hormonal manipulation is possible. However, a baby who has bottle fed for that long may show little interest in going back. ...Read more

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Any drug good for increasing lactation?

Any drug good for increasing lactation?

Not really: The best way to increase milk supply is to nurse more often. There are some herbs, like moringa, that have been shown to help in certain situations. Metoclopramide doesn't work very well and has side effects. Domperidone is controversial because it affects heart rhythms. For detailed info, see http://www.Bfmed.Org/media/files/protocols/protocol%209%20-%20english%201st%20rev.%20jan%202011.Pdf. ...Read more

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What are some tricks to help with lactation?

What are some tricks to help with lactation?

Helping lactation: The number one trick is to spend as much time as possible with the baby in your arms, even skin-to-skin. Learning baby's early cues of hunger is important because once they are crying, it's hard to latch. Cluster feeding in the evening hours is normal. Get help from a lactation consultant or local la leche league early. ...Read more

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Can i take medicine when i get cold during lactation?

Can i take medicine when i get cold during lactation?

Yes u can.: Check out this link, god bless u and ur child! http://www.Babycenter.Com/404_is-it-safe-for-a-breastfeeding-mom-to-take-cold-medicine_10370516.Bc. ...Read more

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I'm a guy with a lactation fetish. How common is this?

I'm a guy with a lactation fetish. How common is this?

Fetishes: There are many different fetishes. As long as it involves two consenting adults and nobody gets hurt there is nothing to worry about. Not uncommon. ...Read more