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Why do some women produce more milk than other women?

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

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What stage of pregnacy a woman can start producing milk?

What stage of pregnacy a woman can start producing milk?

2nd trimester: Pregnant women start producing milk as early as the second trimester, which would be around 14 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm 30years female. I don't like milk. How can I get calcium from other food?

I'm 30years female. I don't like milk. How can I get calcium from other food?

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

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Is almond milk good for preganent women?

Is almond milk good for preganent women?

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

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What causes a woman to havebreast milk when she is NT pregnant?

What causes a woman to havebreast milk when she is NT pregnant?

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

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Anmum milk for pregnant women, is it necessary?

Generallly no: Please consult your obstetrician for specifics in your case, but I do not recommend it as a routine supplement. ...Read more

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Could pregnant women drink ultrapasturized milk?

Could pregnant women drink ultrapasturized milk?

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

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How does milk form in women's breasts.?

How does milk form in women's breasts.?

Lactinferous ducts: The breast contains "milk producing tissue" (lactineferous ducts) that when stimulated by the hormone prolactin, like cows and other mammals make milk. That is the "udder" truth! . ...Read more

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Do only women get milk in their breasts?

Do only women get milk in their breasts?

Both genders: While this is very rare, men can get milk in their breasts, too. This is a situation that needs to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is soy milk bad for women if it isn't organic?

Is soy milk bad for women if it isn't organic?

No: Soy milk is just fine for everyone that is not allergic to soy. Being organic is not necessary. ...Read more

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Do women with smaller breasts produce less milk?

Do women with smaller breasts produce less milk?

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

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Can young women produce milk without being pregnant?

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

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Is it possible for a virgin woman's breasts to produce milk?

Is it possible for a virgin woman's breasts to produce milk?

It could occur: As a side effect of certain medications or with specific tumors. Galactorrhea. ...Read more

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Why suckling in a woman whose already got a baby stimulates milk production while it dosnt so in a girl?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Is almond milk good for pregnant women?

Is almond milk good for pregnant women?

Yes!: 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

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Could a woman survive only on her breast milk?

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

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Could a woman be allergic to her own breast milk?

Do Not think So: I have not heard of this. What reaction are you concerned about. More specific information might help provide a better answer. ...Read more

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How do you. Tell if the milk. Ducts on a womans breast are clogged?

How do you. Tell if the milk. Ducts on a womans breast are clogged?

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

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Is soy milk really unhealthy for women to be drinking?

Not true: Soy milk is a good source of protein and an alternative to cow's milk. ...Read more

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Is it possible to drink milk and hope for increase in height for 17 year old female?

Is it possible to drink milk and hope for increase in height for 17 year old female?

Too late: At seventeen you probably are close to your adult height, that is, if your menses began 3-4 years ago. Drinking milk will not add to your height. ...Read more

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Why prolactin in a woman who has already got a baby can stimulate milk production while it dosent do so in girl?

Why prolactin in a woman who has already got a baby can stimulate milk production while it dosent do so in girl?

Elevated prolactin: Levels can cause lactation in young females (and males). This can come from a pituitary tumor, hypothyroidism, and even nipple stimulation can also cause lactation. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Calcium: Milk is an important source of calcium but not the only source. As long as you have a well rounded and nutritious diet with adequate calcium, you do not have to drink milk, ...Read more