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Doctor insights on: Is It Normal For My Breasts To Leak Every Time I Hear A Baby Crying

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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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Every time i hear my neighbor's baby cry my breasts start to hurt, I have no children, answers please?

Every time i hear my neighbor's baby cry my breasts start to hurt, I have no children, answers please?

Oxytocin surge: You are a female that the instinctual response of the adult female is to respond to a crying baby. This response can be in the form of a release of oxytocin from teh brain (pituitary gland), which causes contraction of some of the smooth muscles in the breast. This can cause pain in some individuals. The same response causes milk let down / leakage in lactating females. It is natural. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my hand hurts when i hear and see a crying baby?

What are possible reasons that my hand hurts when i hear and see a crying baby?

Sounds evoke : Different emotions. Perhaps this evokes a memory of a physical state or just adds enough static to your your system that other seemingly unrelated items affect your hand. But a baby crying can be a powerful sound. And there are studies where sound provokes hand pain used in an experimental sense to measure sounds. Our cerebral wiring is complex. .. Speak to a neurologist it these things continu. ...Read more

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My 1 month baby nurses then, sleep on my breast. then when I put her in bed she wakes up crying nurse again and so on till midnight. Is this normal?

My 1 month baby nurses then, sleep on my breast. then when I put her in bed she wakes up crying nurse again and so on till midnight. Is this normal?

Infants consolidate : sleep from 1-4 mos. of age. At a consistent bedtime, nurse your baby, wipe out her mouth with a soft cloth, read to her & cuddle, then put her on her back in her crib in her own room when she's drowsy, but awake, to learn to self-calm to sleep. You'll be less likely to try to feed her when she cries out in light sleep. This prevents " bad" bedtime habits & lowers her risk for cavities at 5-6 mos. ...Read more

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My baby hav in smal membrons vsd symtom for murmur 3mm.now he is not taking right side feed from breast.that time he was crying .plz explain.i m upset

My baby hav in smal membrons vsd symtom for murmur 3mm.now he is not taking right side feed from breast.that time he was crying .plz explain.i m upset

Feeding important: A small VSD would generally not be expected to cause feeding problems or other symptoms. Feeding problems can be an important sign, but they would generally involve sweating and fatigue (shortness of breath), not crying, and it would be a pattern--a consistent problem, not just a single bad feeding. Check in with your cardiologist, but it's probably not related. ...Read more

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Is it normal for breast milk to leak out your breasts after 1 year of having a Baby? Or can you be pregnant again?

Is it normal for breast milk to leak out your breasts after 1 year of having a Baby?  Or can you be pregnant again?

Can be normal but...: There are many conditions that can lead to galactorrhea (the term for milk discharge in the absence of pregnancy or breast feeding) Some causes can be as benign as stimulation during sexual activity and others can be serious. You should see your doctor to discuss a workup. see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/galactorrhea/basics/causes/con-20025628 ...Read more