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Doctor insights on: What Month Do Pregnant Women Breast Forms Milk

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At what month do a females breast began to make milk during pregnancy?

At what month do a females breast began to make milk during pregnancy?

Lactation Start?: There is no definitive time that pre-lactation begins in a pregnancy; some women experience the onset of a unilateral or bilateral clear discharge as early as 13 weeks; others, as late as 32 weeks or beyond. Tho set of lactation is merely a sign that hormone levels that stimulate lactation have reached "operational" levels, and that you are rest to breast feed when the moment arrives! ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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What could be the problem when a woman whom is not pregnant, has milk coming out of her breasts.

What could be the problem when a woman whom is not pregnant, has milk coming out of her breasts.

Could be an issue: This may or may not truly be milk. In some cases, discharge may not be worrisome, but in other instances it can signal more serious issues. If it continues, you should see a gyn. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take medications or will it affect their breast milk?

Can pregnant women take medications or will it affect their breast milk?

Varies with the med: Some medications will transfer into breast milk and some do not. Whether or not their use is safe during breastfeeding is specific to the medication and or the dose. Discuss anything you need to take with the doc,letting them know your concern. ...Read more

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If a baby suckles a woman who has never been pregnant, will woman eventually start to produce breast milk?

If a baby suckles a woman who has never been pregnant, will woman eventually start to produce breast milk?

Possibly: In the old days "wet nurses" would breast feed another woman's baby for a prolonged period, but most of these wet nurses originally started lactating from their own pregnancies. ...Read more

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What could cause colostrum/milk production in women under 30 who are not likely pregnant? Period is not yet late. Colostrum produced by both breasts

What could cause colostrum/milk production in women under 30 who are not likely pregnant? Period is not yet late. Colostrum produced by both breasts

Prolactin: Breast milk is made in your breasts in response to a hormone produced in your pituitary called prolactin. Sometimes galactorrhea (milk production in the absence of a pregnancy) can be due to a tumor in the pituitary. Consider seeing a doctor to have your prolactin levels checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Curious: why would breasts produce milk with certain medication in non-pregnant women and what would this mean?

Curious: why would breasts produce milk with certain medication in non-pregnant women and what would this mean?

It's benign.: Some medications may cause alteration in hormone production or secretion. This may lead to stimulation of milk producing cells or glands in the breast and causes milk production or secretion. This is benign (not pathological) and should not cause any medical problems or harm. It's more of an inconvenience than any serious health problems or issues. ...Read more

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What happened to women that are not pregnant but milk is coming out of their breast?

What happened to women that are not pregnant but milk is coming out of their breast?

They would need to: Be medically evaluated to see if medications, a tumor or a medical condition is causing the lactation. ...Read more

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At what age is it normal for a woman to start developing breast milk? Or do you have to become pregnant for that to happen?

At what age is it normal for a woman to start developing breast milk? Or do you have to become pregnant for that to happen?

When breasts exist: Milk is formed when there is the proper hormonal stimulus to a breast that has started or is fully mature. It does not form without this stimulus unless there are rare endocrine malfunctions, external hormone ingestion and/or pseudopregnancy. ...Read more