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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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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 herbs can I take to help with lactating AND how can I tell when when breasts are empty after breastfeeding?

What herbs can I take to help with lactating AND how can I tell when when breasts are empty after breastfeeding?

Herbs& breastfeeding: Fenugreek seed-3 caps (580-610mg each) 3 times a day with food and Blessed Thistle herb 3 caps (325-390 mg each) 3 times a day with food. Increased frequency of nursing helps milk production more than increased duration. 10 minutes of vigorous nursing will empty most of the milk in a breast. I recommend that if this is a recently born infant, nurse 10 min a side, every 2-3 hrs days, 3-4 hrs nites ...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 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

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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

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I am a lactating mather. Can I use lipomatic?

I am a lactating mather. Can I use lipomatic?

Lipomatic: If you are referring to a liposuction type procedure that would require some anesthesia, I would recommend against it until you have stopped beastfeeding ...Read more

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What can cause a nonpregnant woman to lactate?

What can cause a nonpregnant woman to lactate?

Prolactin release: Medications like neuroleptics can stimulate the release of the hormone prolactin from the anterior pituitary gland. Small adenomas (benign tumors) in the pituitary can also do this. Have your doctor measure your prolactin level and do an exam. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lactate?

What is the definition or description of: lactate?

To make breast milk: 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 who can't digest it. ...Read more

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What happens to her breats after a woman stops lactating?

What happens to her breats after a woman stops lactating?

Many possibilities: Following cessation of nursing, the breast gland stops lactating and the gland involuted or shrinks. In most cases this results in an atrophic and ptotic breast. However this is not always the rule and some individuals may have larger or smaller breasts depending on the individual and their body weight. ...Read more

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My lactate dehyhhrogenase was 202....Should I be concened?

My lactate dehyhhrogenase was 202....Should I be concened?

Depends: The normal range for ldh is up to 206 in the lab I use in the hospital, but is only up to 190 for the lab I use in my clinic. You will need to know the normal ranges for the labe that provided that value to know if it is abnormal. ...Read more

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What is lactated ringer's solution and when should you give it?

What is lactated ringer's solution and when should you give it?

Lactated Ringers: Lactated Ringer's is a solution that is given IV for fluid and electrolyte replenishment. ...Read more

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Is a lactate level of 4.1 mmol/L (as distinct from 4.1 mg/dL) likely to cause pain?

Is a lactate level of 4.1 mmol/L (as distinct from 4.1 mg/dL) likely to cause pain?

Not likely: Lactic acidosis is not so much a cause of pain, but more a marker of poor perfusion, starvation, or other metabolic derangement. If we are still talking about the same patient as in the previous questions, low blood pressures and increased metabolic stress from critical illness can most definitely cause an increase in lactate levels. ...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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Can a high lactate level cause any sort of pain? Is a lactate level of 4.1 of any particular concern?

Can a high lactate level cause any sort of pain? Is a lactate level of 4.1 of any particular concern?

4.1 is normal: Normal lactic acid ranges from 4.5 to 19.8 mg/dL (0.5-2.2 mmol/L) (lab values vary among diff. Labs) Lactic acid levels get higher with strenuous exercise and can cause muscle pain. Other conditions can cause elevated LA —such as heart failure, a severe infection (sepsis), or shock—lower the flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body or when the liver is severely damaged or diseased. ...Read more

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Should I avoid eatin pork while lactating?

Should I avoid eatin pork while lactating?

Not a problem: There is nothing in well cooked pork that will enter the breast milk. No reason to avoid this part of your diet. ...Read more