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Can certain foods make you lactate?

Can certain foods  make you lactate?

Not foods, drugs: I am unaware of foods causing lactation, but certain psychoactive drugs can result in hyperprolactinemia, an abnormal rise in a hormone from the brain that can result in milk production. ...Read more

Lactate (Definition)

Lactation is the act of making breast milk. The chemical lactate is lactic acid, a product of glucose metabolism. If there are abnormalities of the kidney or the metabolism of glucose, Lactic Acid may be high. Don't confuse lactate with lactose, which is the sugar found in milk that causes gas and cramps in people ...Read more


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What foods or herbs can make people lactate?

What foods or herbs can make people lactate?

Fenugreek: There have been a number of herbs, spices and foods used traditionally to stimulate milk production, including asparagus, milk thistle, brewer's yeast, and alfalfa. But fenugreek is probably the most used and has the best evidence supporting it. Working with a lactation consultant is my favorite way to increase milk supply. ...Read more

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If I eat a lot of nourishing food while lactating, could my baby be lacking in anything?

If I eat a lot of nourishing food while lactating, could my baby be lacking in anything?

How old is baby: If baby is 6 months old or less, then no - breast milk is perfect and all the baby needs. Starting rice cereal (baby cereal) at 6 months is a good idea, but keep breast feeding too. ...Read more

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When to feed baby solid foods if lactacting?

When to feed baby solid foods if lactacting?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. ...Read more

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What is re-lactating?

Rebuilding nursing: Re-lactation is trying to re-establish or restart a moms milk supply after it has decreased or dried up. ...Read more

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What are lactated ringers?

What are lactated ringers?

Lactated Ringer's: Lactated Ringer's is a solution used intravenously for electrolyte/ fluid replenishment. ...Read more

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Can men be able to lactate?

Can men be able to lactate?

Yes, but why?: Men have all the necessary plumbing for lactation and, under certain pathologic conditions, will lactate (the medical term is galactorhea). However, it is not physiologically normal for men to do this but is most often a symptom of something out of whack hormonally. If this is you, see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can soneone re-lactate? And if yes how?

Can soneone re-lactate? And if yes how?

Relactation Possible: Relactation is possible and might require some medical intervention. Check in with your physician and lactation consultant re your options. Here are helpful websites: http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/ages-stages/baby/breastfeeding/pages/relactation.Aspx?Nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=error%3a+no+local+token http://breastfeedingonline.Com/ htt. ...Read more