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Why Do Some Women Produce More Milk Than Other Women
Breast milk supply: The reasons could be improper latch, not nursing or pumping enough to meet supply, certain medications (including estrogen-containing hormonal contraceptives), illness, and dehydration. A rarer reason is sheehan's syndrome (post-partum pituitary gland dysfunction. You could discuss with your OB or pediatrician about fenugreek (otc herb). Some try reglan (prescription) as well. ...Read more
2nd trimester: Pregnant women start producing milk as early as the second trimester, which would be around 14 weeks. ...Read more
Many sources!: No problem that you don't like milk -- there are many other sources of calcium. Consider leafy greens (collards, kale, turnip greens, etc); black-eyed peas and other beans; firm tofu; fortified orange juice & also oranges; soy milk; almonds; sardines; salmon; blackstrap molasses; seaweed; bok choy, etc. Enjoy! ...Read more
Yes: Almond milk is a very healthy choice. No adult actually needs cow's milk. What is needed is calcium, but this can be obtained from many non-dairy sources. A pregnant woman should get 1200 mg a day of calcium. Some great non-dairy sources can be found here: http://bit. Ly/x2cgwu. Almond milk compares quite well to dairy as a calcium source. See: http://bit. Ly/yahho1. ...Read more
Get it checked.: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more
Yes: Pregnant women are advised to drink only pasteurized milk or fruit/vegetable juices. Ultra pasteurized milk goes through the same process of regular pasteurization, only at a higher temperature for a period of time. ...Read more
No: Some of my most successful breastfeeding moms would be classified by some as least likely to suceed if judged by their breast size. One has contributed to the local bank for premi's since her she makes far more than her healty newborn can drink. Motivation, diet and patience will go a long way toward success in this area. (along with a good lactation coach). ...Read more
Possibly: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more
Why suckling in a woman whose already got a baby stimulates milk production while it dosnt so in a girl?
Hormones!!!!!: During pregnancy your body is preparing for being able to care for the baby developing inside. Hormones prepare the breasts to make milk and to "let down" the milk in response to the infant crying or sucking. There is a lot going on inside a woman's body during pregnancy and at birth. ...Read more
I'm 26 years old female I have under weight proplem can I have a 2 cups of soy milk everyday to gain weight without dangeres?
Yes: Drinking soy milk is ok, but this alone will not be enough to make you gain weight. ...Read more
Is it normal for a non nursing woman to excrete a milk like substance during sex? Have not nursed over 30 years somwtimes juat a little, others lots
Breast exam time: This may be normal but it could be a sign of something going on in your ductal system within the breast. Monthly breast self checks and yearly breast examination by your doctor are an important part of breast cancer screening. I recommend an appointment with your doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more
I am 24 female, ht=5'2 inches, wt=46kgs. Can I drink milk every night while maintaining my weight because I have lost 18kgs and don't want to get fat agai?
Milk: If you're worried about the extra calories in a daily glass of whole milk, acquire a taste for skimmed milk or at least 2percent low fat milk. Calories do count when you're trying to keep weight off. ...Read more
Almond milk is very nutritious. It is a good source of protein, vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids. Pregnant women can drink it liberally. Choose organic if possible. See http://www. Fitday. Com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/almond-milk-what-is-it-and-is-it-good-for-you. Html
it is easy to make your own! See http://everydaypaleo. Com/homemade-almond-milk/. ...Read more
Bizarre question: You mean pumped and stored or day to day? Although breast milk is nutritious it would only work as a tempory bridge for survival. If a refrigerator or freezer were packed with a significant supply, it might sustain someone for a period, but the creation of the milk takes metabolic work and more fluid than is produced. Eventually the individual would die of starvation and or dehydration. ...Read more
Difficult: It is impossible to guarantee that a breast mass is definitely due to a clogged milk duct. Any breast mass must be evaluated by your physician. An ultrasound of the breast may assist in making the diagnosis. A clogged milk duct may lead to mastitis or a breast abscess so please see your md asap. ...Read more
Yes: Nido is a Nestle product of fortified powdered milk. ...Read more
Why prolactin in a woman who has already got a baby can stimulate milk production while it dosent do so in girl?
Whole milk vs 2% vs skim milk? For a 23yr old female that has slightly high LDL level. Lives an active life and eats healthy.
New Health Info: We all grew up worrying about fat. When in reality we should be worrying more about sugar. Especially if one is talking about cholesterol and cardiac risks. It is the sugar in things that lead to elevated risk from fats. Milk is very high in sugar content. Anyone who has a weight problem should consider changing to non-sweetened almond milk (high in protein and low in sugar) or cutting milk out. ...Read more
Iam 19 female I want to know can I increase my height by drinking milk and doing stretches that will support my spine and back posture?
Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & remaining physically active. Nothing special you eat or drink will add inches. Stretches do nothing to change your height. Most at 19yo females have closed growth centers and will not grow taller. ...Read more
I'm a 17 year old female, I haven't drank milk or any thing containing milk for almost 5 years now. I've been hearing from lots of people its unhealthy.
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