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Will my milk still come in if I have a miscarriage?

Will my milk still come in if I have a miscarriage?

Yes: If a pregnancy goes over 13 weeks, the body has started milk production, it is not unusual to feel engorged and have breast milk leak. This can be painful both emotionally and physically at a time when you are grieving the loss of the baby. Some simple things that may help are, using a snug bra day and night and using ice packs on the breasts several times a day. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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I miscarried in April and I still produce breast milk, less but still. Is that normal?

I miscarried in April and I still produce breast milk, less but still. Is that normal?

See G.Y.N.doctor: It is not normal to produce breast milk in your case . normally breast milk is expected soon after delivery of the baby or after miscarriage .But it should not continue after miscarriage .Discuss with your G.Y.N. doctor or consult endocrinologist to get your harm one checked . ...Read more

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Its been 2 years since i had a miscarriage but i still have breast milk how do i get rid of it? An why did it last so long?

Its been 2 years since i had a miscarriage but i still have breast milk how do i get rid of it? An why did it last so long?

Need a workup: Your symptom is unusual, do not think it is related to your miscarriage 2 years ago, so you need an evaluation as to why you have significant breast secretions. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage in June but I still have something coming out my breast as milk. Is this normal (was 6 weeks pregnant) ?

 I had a miscarriage in June but I still have something coming out my breast as milk. Is this normal (was 6 weeks pregnant) ?

No: You should not get milk in your breast this early in pregnancy and it certainly should not still be present. This could be a symptom of thyroid disease or of a pituitary problem but it could also be due to breast stimulation. See your doctor for testing and to be sure whether it is true milk or not. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lactate milk after a miscarriage?

Yes it is: There are other reasons for nipple discharge after miscarriage though; you'd have to distinguish whether its lactation or other discharge. ...Read more

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When i squeeze my nipples i can express milk im 35 i had 1 miscarriage 5 years ago , the color is always white or clear . No alive children?

When i squeeze my nipples i can express milk im 35 i had 1 miscarriage 5 years ago , the color is always white or clear . No alive children?

Check it out: There are many conditions that can cause this to happen in women who are not post partum. This may or may not be a serious condition. Certain types of medications can cause it to happen . In any case the proper things to do is to check it out with a physician. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage, how long does it take for the breast milk to go away?

I had a miscarriage, how long does it take for the breast milk to go away?

Breast milk: It may take 1-2 weeks. Wearing a tight bra and using cold compresses can hasten the process of drying up. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more


Milk Supply (Definition)

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