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What Month Do Pregnant Women Breast Forms Milk
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
Yes: yes but with very wide variation. every body is different ...Read more
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?
Breast milk: If you are not pregnant and are producing milk, please consult your gyn. There are a variety of causes that the gyn will discuss and look for. ...Read more
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
What can cause a woman to produce droplets of breast milk? I am not pregnant nor have I ever been.
Is it normal for a non pregnant woman to have milk coming out of breast or the residue from possible leaking?
Can milk produced in the breast of female without getting pregnant or without stimulating the breast or without sexual relationship to other?
Ordinarily no: Typically, milk let down in the human breast is initiated by oxytocin which is first released at delivery ... Although more is released each time baby nurses. So, without being pregnant and nursing, it is rare to produce breast milk. Some medications can cause inappropriate breast milk production -- like atypical anti-psychotics. Call your doc if you're lactating, but shouldn't be! ...Read more
I take a pill to get relieved from vomiting which contains domperidone.I have read it increases breast milk.Does it only happen to pregnant women?
Usually: If you are not pregnant and only taking this med short term, it is not a cause for concern ...Read more
Woman start produce lot of breastmilk, not pregnant.Frequent stimuli by sex, husband suck on breast, many orgasms.Tense breast, quirts milk when squeeze.
See MD: Likely that is related to frequent stimuli- from your husband. To stop it, you have to stop the over stimulation to the breast. Having said that, you should also go to see your doctor to rule out other causes like medication, other condition like certain tumor etc- especially with your excess hair and high blood pressure- certain tumor on the pituitary gland for instance has to be ruled out. ...Read more
What can cause high Prolactin level in a woman who is not pregnant, not breastfeeding or producing breast milk?
Hyperprolactinemia: Non pregnancy/breastfeeding reasons for high prolactin levels can be due to pituitary secreting excess prolactin (idiopathic prolactinemia), liver disease (cirrhosis), kidney disease, hypothyroidism, chest trauma and stress. Medications can also increase prolactin including psychiatric and gastrointestinal drugs. Estrogens and verapamil can also elevate prolactin levels. ...Read more
Is it normal to have milk coming from your breast once your pregnant again after having a four month old ?
Milk: yes it is normalGet a more detailed answer ›
My breasts are swollen, very hard, hurts bad& leaking milk, are these common symptoms at 6 months pregnancy?
Unfortunately, yes: The milk "factory" is gearing up for production and a breast binder may help limit "production" until delivery. ...Read more
I had a baby 9 months ago and the milk i had in my breasts disappeared now all of a sudden it appeared does tht mean i can be pregnant?
Possibly.: Did you breast feed your baby, if so when did you stop. Are you using protection to avoid pregnancy? You can get pregnant after having a baby even before your periods return, so birth control is essential. That being said, once a woman has given birth, it is not unusual for her to secrete small amounts of milk from the breasts on occasion, especially if there is a lot of breast handling and stim. ...Read more
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