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Doctor insights on: Lactating Milk

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Is it possible to lactate milk after a miscarriage?

Is it possible to lactate milk after a miscarriage?

Yes it is: There are other reasons for nipple discharge after miscarriage though; you'd have to distinguish whether its lactation or other discharge. ...Read more

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How to produce more milk for pumping or ways to help lactate?

How to produce more milk for pumping or ways to help lactate?

Several options: The more baby stimulates the breast by sucking the more milk will be produced. Also here are teas that are made to help increase lactation and are safe to take during breastfeeding like mothers milk tea. Fenugreek is a supplement known to increase milk supply ...Read more

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What does it mean when your child is 3yrs old and your still lactating and you never did breastfeed with him but you did breastpump him milk ????

What does it mean when your child is 3yrs old and your still lactating and you never did breastfeed with him but you did breastpump him milk ????

Lactation: Your breasts provided milk whether you pumped or directly breastfed. I don't know how long ago you stopped pumping, but if it's been more than a year, you should have your doctor investigate possible pituitary concerns or beast related causes. Avoid any direct stimulation to the nipples, since that can restart milk production. ...Read more

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What are the effects of high blood sugar (200+) in a lactating mother, on her infant child? Does high blood sugar = sweeter milk?

What are the effects of high blood sugar (200+) in a lactating mother, on her infant child? Does high blood sugar = sweeter milk?

Haven't heard data: Haven't heard any data on that. Since milk production is a living process, it is reasonable to suspect that the lactose (a combination of glucose & galactose sugars) might increase if mom's blood glucose rises above a certain excessive level, and to suspect that glucose might "leak" into breastmilk if mom's glucose level is over some threshold level. Don't know if any researcher has milk this way. ...Read more

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Have never had a baby or lactated before, can I produce milk without pregnancy?

Have never had a baby or lactated before, can I produce milk without pregnancy?

Yes: However, this is usually a medical condition that is a symptom of something that is throwing the hormonal system out of balance. Talk to your md if you are having this condition. ...Read more