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Why are my breast leaking milk two years after nursing my toddler?

Why are my breast leaking milk two years after nursing my toddler?

Several possibilitie: Possibilities include:1) persisting stimulation (tell your partner to leave them alone) 2) certain hormones: the mini-pill, progesterone-only birth control or depo-provera. Switch birth control 3) stimulation from clothing, use a nursing pad under the bra 4) you can have an excess of certain hormones such as prolactin. That can be evaluated by your doctor with specific blood tests. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing?

What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing?

Nurturing: While the nutrition is the same, there is value in natural feeding. Infants who breast feed are listening to mom's heartbeat, swaying with her movements, and sharing the same space. This in some ways mimics the comfort afforded by the womb. As the infant grows older, they may or may not need or appreciate the nurturing. A breast feeder that finishes quickly and wants to get off is ready to wean. ...Read more

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Still nursing 11 mos old son -- I am a very anxious person and read that cortisol can enter into breast milk? Is this why he has very little hair?

Still nursing 11 mos old son -- I am a very anxious person and read that cortisol can enter into breast milk? Is this why he has very little hair?

Very unlikely: It is totally normal for an 11 month to have very little hair. Do talk to your doctor about getting help for your anxiety though. You sound like you really want to do the right thing for your son and there are lots of good treatments for anxiety. Best wishes to both of you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing an infant?

What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing an infant?

Both give the same: nutritional value, which is extremely important. Nursing allows a different, closer bonding of mother and baby. However, if nursing is not possible, it is certainly worthwhile and beneficial to the baby to give the expressed breast milk by a bottle. ...Read more

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I am currently breast feeding, i want to have 2 or 3 beers, how long does it take for alcohol to disappear from milk till next nursing?

I am currently breast feeding, i want to have 2 or 3 beers, how long does it take  for alcohol to disappear from milk till next nursing?

Difficult issue: The alcohol actually transfers into breast milk as it is made and does not necessarily disappear before consumption.The rule of 1 hour/drink has been offered as enough to diminish transfer. Alcohol in any form decreases prolactin production and this can drop milk supply. It can sedate baby and will alter the taste of the milk. See: hale, t "medications and mothers milk" 15ed, 2012. ...Read more

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Gave birth to son in july 2011, stopped nursing & pumping when he was around 2 months, noticed today that my breast still have milk in them. Normal?

Gave birth to son in july 2011, stopped nursing & pumping when he was around 2 months, noticed today that my breast still have milk in them. Normal?

Not normal: Please see your gyn, you may have galactorrhea and u need a prolactin level drawn as sometime u could have a pituitary tumor if the prolactin is too high, your gyn can explain all of that to you so please make appt to be seen this week. ...Read more

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If my breast has a painful lump, and i’m nursing, is it a clogged milk duct?

If my breast has a painful lump, and i’m nursing, is it a clogged milk duct?

Could be: If you have pain, swelling, redness or a new lump, always consult your gyn or primary care doctor. This could be a clogged duct, and may lead to infection. Your doctor can advise you. ...Read more

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