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Producing Breast Milk 3 Years After Weaning
Breast milk started drying up 3 years after weaning? Pituitary gland is normal. Will this cause hormonal changes and visual migraines?
No: I'm not entirely sure what you're asking here, as breast milk will usually go away after you're done breastfeeding. For it to go on 3 years after weaning is a bit unusual, but i'd be glad it did. If the pituitary is normal, then no, unless you're prone to migraines anyways you should be fine. ...Read more
When is the best time to wean a 14 & 13 of breast milk or should I keep going as they seem to need it for comfort feeding they both feed 3 times a day?
Confusing question: Why would you be breast feeding a 14 yo or 13 yo or how would it happen that they were 14 and 13 months? Either way they can find other ways to nurture than breast feeding. ...Read more
Don't be in a hurry!: The simplest, most natural way to wean is when your child initiates the process, usually around when solids are started. But if you're ready and they're not, try slowly tapering the number of nursing sessions every two or three days by replacing a nursing session with an alternative meal from a bottle/sippy cup/other foods (if ready). With luck, she'll be too busy with new experiences to notice! ...Read more
Yes: Breastfeeding at least every two to three hours helps to maintain milk production. For most women, eight breastfeeding or pumping sessions every 24 hours keeps their milk production high. Therefore, if you have continued to breastfeed or are still pumping then it is normal to still have breast milk after three years. As soon as you stop breast feeding, your breasts will stop producing milk. ...Read more
I lost a baby when I was 3 months along. I had a dnc and my breast milk came in, that was almost 4 years ago. Is it normal to still have breast milk?
Need prolactin level:
B"sd that's an interesting circumstance. Are you having regular menses - if you are much less likely to be a significant issue such as pituitary tumor (prolactinoma).
Certain activities besides nursing can sustain milk production. Even if prolactin normal, dopamine agonist therapy with bromcriptine, Dostinex (cabergoline) may be effective.
glad to discuss in more detail ...Read more
My daughter is 5 years old and I breast fed her when she was born. However im still producing breast milk now, is that normal?
Yes: It is not unusual for milk production to continue for many years. In some cultures babies are breast fed for 3-5 years. ...Read more
If your 13 year old: Child has nipple secretions - have this medically evaluated. Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more
I never breast fed and I currently have breast milk is that normal its been 5 years scince I had a kid.
Probably not: You should see your doctor. Galactorrhea can be a result of exercise (such as jogging) or activities that cause stimulation of the nipples or it may be due to medications that cause an elevated prolactin level, however there are tumors that can cause galactorrhea. The cause may be harmless, but it would be appropriate to investigate. ...Read more
I had an abortion 2 1/2 years ago and I still have breast milk, should I be worried? It comes and goes.
I still have breast milk after 8 years I only breastfed for a month is thi normal or should I be worried?!
Lactation: Nope, it's not normal to be lactating after 15 yrs of oregnancy. Seek help from a md. ...Read more
I had my son 5 years ago and I never ever breast feed and my breast still have and leaks breast milk is that normal?
My right breast is very tender and I have noticed a white discharge. It looks very much like breast milk nut I have not nursed in over 2 years. Wth?
See a doctor: Breast pain and discharge could be a sign of an infection or an underlying growth in the breast or a hormonal dysfunction. You will need blood tests to check your thyroid and prolactin level. Make sure you are also not pregnant. You should consider seeing a physician for a full evaluation of the problem. ...Read more
Its been 2 years since I had a miscarriage but I still have breast milk how do I get rid of it? An why did it last so long?
Need a workup: Your symptom is unusual, do not think it is related to your miscarriage 2 years ago, so you need an evaluation as to why you have significant breast secretions. ...Read more
Is it ok to give my 2 year old breast milk since I just birthed his brother a week ago? My son is 2 years and 2 months old and now that he is a big brother he wants to have what his brother is having when I breast feed him. I tried very hard to breast fee
There: There is nothing unhealthy about your breast milk for your 2 yr. Old. I would recommend that you offer it in a cup though, as there is no reason to encourage your toddler to believe he should be treated the same as a newborn. Some regression in behavior is common when a new baby arrives, but it should not be encouraged. Instead shower your 2 yr. Old with praise for being the very important "big brother.". ...Read more
What tests do doctors perform to diagnose thyroid? (i have severe headaches and I still have breast milk since 6 years after my first baby.) please help.
Thyroid Function: Your doctor will need to order a thyroid function test and along with the results of a physical and other exams determine if your symptoms stem from thyroid issues or are of some other cause. Good luck! ...Read more
Witches milk: You may be producing what's known as witches milk. ...Read more
Galactorrhea: Breast milk is produced on demand. If you want to keep producing milk, you can do it indefinitely by expressing the milk yourself. However, you might be using birth control pills, which can be associated with breast milk production. So to answer your question, this could be normal. ...Read more
I have this problem. I have breast milk coming out of my breast and I have been trying to get pregnant for over 1 year. What should I do?
How long we should give breast milk to ensure the breast milk given are the best quality? Heard that after 1 year the nutrient & omega are lesser.
No definite answer: Normally, most breast feeding for various reasons is stopped around 4-6 months by most moms. However, it would be best to try to get to 6 months at least because an infant's immune system doesn't fully mature until 6 months of age and breast milk has protective antibodies in the milk to help protect the infant. Nutrients in breast milk are dependent on mom's diet for the most part. Eat well. ...Read more
Time to Wean: When the well is dry, it is time to wean your baby! This can be somewhat traumatic for both mom and baby, but he/she will eventually take to the bottle and/or solid foods, but might certainly experience some crankiness during the transition. This article offers some useful tips: http://www. Lalecheleague. Org/faq/weanhowto. Html. ...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?
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.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/galactorrhea/basics/causes/con-20025628 ...Read more
Is it normal for drops of breast milk to come out of breast after a year of not breast feeding? Does it mean pregnant? Please help!
Yes and no for 2 Qs: While it isn't it improbable to get drops of milk from the breast, long after you breast fed the infant, I wouldn't rely on this "method" to diagnose pregnancy, for which easy to use home pregnancy kits should be used. If you have doubts after that, you can be checked by your physician for a better assessment. Good luck! ...Read more
Adopted a three day old baby and I want to be able to feed her breast milk, can I do this without getting pregnant?
Contact OB: You can contact your OB for assistance in inducing lactation. (hormonal manipulation) you may want to contact the la leche league @ 800-525-3243 or lactation consultants affiliated with the OB services of area hospitals. These groups can get you started. ...Read more
I have been leaking breast milk for about a year and a half and I'm not pregnant. What could be the problem?
Could be normal but.: We order 2 blood tests for women who are leaking white fluid from their nipples. We check for thyroid disorder and elevations in prolactin hormone. If those are normal, there is no medical problem causing the discharge. In that case decreasing stimulation to the nipples during sex play and when showering may reduce the discharge. ...Read more
Is breast milk good for babies below 1 year for applying on eye's regularly or any kind of infection :) help me?
No: Breast milk is good for babies to drink. Not really for topical use in the eyes. Fresh breast milk may contain bacteria which may worsen an infection. Most eye infections are viral or allergies and will go away on their own. If the drainage persists all day or he has a fever, see a doctor. ...Read more
Been on Depo-Provera shot for a year. Periods stopped, except for dec. Got period, had sex after. One month later; cramping, breast milk, nausea. But neg hpt.
Normal depo effect: Irregular periods are the norm on depoprovera. Many patients have no periods at all. Others will experience irregular menstrual bleeding. This is how Depo-Provera works. If you are not satisfied with the bleeding pattern on Depo-Provera then consider using a different birth control method. ...Read more
The hard way: There are many home remedies women in various cultures have been using for a long time, with variable suggest, but the most reliable way is to nurse every couple of hours from the first few days of life, and to pump after each nursing session. The body is meant to keep the baby alive based on the demands of the baby, but if you wish to store milk, you will need to pump afterwards. ...Read more
Nursing: As long as newborns are given the opportunity to nurse shortly after birth, or the mother uses a breast pump to express the milk, the supply of breast milk will meet the demand. ...Read more
See G.Y.N.doctor: It is not normal to produce breast milk in your case. Normally breast milk is expected soon after delivery of the baby or after miscarriage. But it should not continue after miscarriage. Discuss with your G.Y.N. doctor or consult endocrinologist to get your harm one checked. ...Read more