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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 dont want to get fat agai?
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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