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Doctor insights on: Milk Comes Out Hard Nipples During Pregnancy

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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When i squezzed by breasts there was a little clear and milk-ish color from two seperate spots on both nipples. Had exam 12/31/12. Early pregnancy?

When i squezzed by breasts there was a little clear and milk-ish color from two seperate spots on both nipples. Had exam 12/31/12. Early pregnancy?

Nipple Discharge: You can have discharge from your nipples if you are pregnant. However, squeezing your nipples often to check can stimulate the nipple discharge as well. Moreover, it can cause you to change how often or if you ovulate. If that was the only time you found the discharge, you can wait to see if it continues and check a pregnancy test as well. If it does continue, i would see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why slight milk color discharge from nipples? Can not be pregnancy i got my periods on time.

Nipple Discharge: There are a few common medical conditions that can cause breast fluid leakage. As long as you are not pregnant or haven't been pregnant recently then please go in to see your trusted medical advisor. Some of the conditions can be serious. Please do not ignore this symptom. ...Read more

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I drink lots of water milk smoothies during my pregnancy. I have to urinate every 30 minutes. Find it harder to hold it any longer. Is this a problem?

I drink lots of water milk smoothies during my pregnancy. I have to urinate every 30 minutes. Find it harder to hold it any longer. Is this a problem?

Not uncommon: It is not uncommon during pregnancy especially if you are drinking too much water to have urge to urinate frequently but every30 minutes is way too much I will advice to consult your OB Doctor to get your urine checked for infection and blood sugar to rule out gestational Diabetes. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, when does your milk come?

During pregnancy, when does your milk come?

After childbirth: In the latter part of pregnancy, the woman's breasts make colostrum, a thick, yellowish fluid. At this stage, high levels of Progesterone inhibit milk production. At birth, prolactin levels remain high, while the delivery of the placenta results in a drop in progesterone, estrogen, and hpl levels. This abrupt withdrawal of Progesterone & presence of high prolactin levels stimulate milk production. ...Read more

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Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

Milk thistle: The fewer meds you take during pregnancy (other than required prescription meds and prenatal vitamins) the better. Same goes for supplements; medical literature advises against milk thistle in hormone sensitive conditions; since maintaining a pregnancy depends on hormones, i'd advise not to use it. Beyond that there are insufficient data to aid a decision. ...Read more

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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more