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Years After Breastfeeding Still Able To Squeeze Milk
Haven't breast feed for 3 years. Still able to squeeze some milk out. Is this normal. Pituitary gland is normal. Mri showed normal only empty sella.
Repeating questions: I believe this question was already answered. No, this is not normal. But, it surely sounds like your medical team did all of the right testing to rule out any concern for dangerous reasons for the latent lactation. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
No: I think this is abnormal if you have stopped breast feeding and expressing breast milk completely for 2 years. Check with our doctor please. ...Read more
Not normal: It is rare to have breast milk or galactorrhea this long after breast feeding, and is usually related to elevated prolactin, and may be associated with a benign pituitary tumor. Various drugs, (including BP, mood & hormone meds, herbal products, illicit drugs), thyroid dysfunction, emotional stress & frequent nipple stimulation are all causes. Please get PE from PF. Occ no cause is found. ...Read more
I had my son 5 years ago and I never ever breast feed and my breast still have and leaks breast milk is that normal?
My son is almost 3 years old and I never breast feed but when I have sex or I'm horny my nipple leaks milk like I squeeze it and it comes out?
Poss high prolactin: Prolactin is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland, and is normally elevated in pregnancy which leads to milk production, but can also be elevated by some drugs, hypothyroidism, stress, frequent nipple stimulation and pituitary tumor, although in about a third, no cause is found. I recommend checking with your doctor who may screen you for treatable causes. An MRI maybe done to look for tumor ...Read more
It's common...: Even after you've stopped nursing, you're likely to be able to express a little milk. The thing is: as you continue to express, you actually stimulate milk production. So don't check for a while. Now, if you are having discharge that doesn't look like milk - or if it's bloody, see your doctor. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
My son is 1 year and 1 week old. Can I give him soy or almond milk and tofu now? I'm also still breastfeeding him. Thank you.
If you wish. Know: That he can develop allergies to soy & nuts, the same as to cow's milk. Ask your pediatrician about calcium supplements if he doesn't have 16-21 oz. Whole milk & milk products/day. Juice & almond milk aren't necessary; limit to 4-6 oz/day. He can wean to a double-handled open-mouthed cup now. Age at weaning is a personal decision. Know that it's harder to convince a toddler to wean @ 15 mos. Or >. ...Read more
Breastfeeding a 1 year old, eats solids and drinks milk but still nursing, mainly for pacification. Should I wing or wait till she is ready?
Joint decision: The nutrition & nurturing benefits of breast feeding are well accepted, with some drop off in the nutrition aspect after kids are well into solids @ 8m.The nurturing aspect varies with the kid. If baby makes short work of the feed, 10min/side & wiggles to get down they are showing they don't value the nurturing as much as others. These kids can be weaned as you desire. Those that linger need longer. ...Read more
1 year baby still breastfeeding and eats solid foods! I wonder, in morning muther milk, later solid food! When he takes all? Does it cause consterpation?
Constipation: Constipation is common in young children due to diet and behavioral factors. Limit milk to 16 oz daily, encourage pears, plums and prunes. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) powder 1-2 tbsp in a drink is a daily stool softener. Yoghurt with probiotics and whole grain breads and cereals for fiber might help also. Boiled raisins in applesauce. Wean breast and encourage table foods after 1year of age. ...Read more
I've didn't breast feed for a year but I've still got milk. My friend gave birth can I breast feed her baby
I'm a week late for period all signs are there still neg peg test. I'm having milk come out of breast stop breastfeeding a year n 9 months ago?
False pregnancy: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first missed period. Occassionally, hormone imbalance or tumors can cause false pregnancy symptoms, so a visit to your doctor is in order. ...Read more
I use to pump, not breast feed, a year ago. I noticed tonight my boobs were sore so I squeezed one and milk came out, but none from the left. Normal?
Galactorrhea: Expression of milk when not lactating post-partum is suggestive of galactorrhea which has many causes (http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/galactorrhea/ds00761) so you need to go see your doctor. We're really concerned for prolactinoma but also need to review your medications and run some simple tests. Be sure to bring in everything you take, even over-the-counter supplements. ...Read more
Seek medical eval.: 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
My youngest child is 8 years old and I did not breast feed her but everyday I find what looks like dried milk on my nipple. What is this?
Is it ok to give my 2 year old breast milk since I just birthed his brother a week ago? My son is 2 years and 2 months old and now that he is a big brother he wants to have what his brother is having when I breast feed him. I tried very hard to breast fee
There: There is nothing unhealthy about your breast milk for your 2 yr. Old. I would recommend that you offer it in a cup though, as there is no reason to encourage your toddler to believe he should be treated the same as a newborn. Some regression in behavior is common when a new baby arrives, but it should not be encouraged. Instead shower your 2 yr. Old with praise for being the very important "big brother.". ...Read more
I quit breastfeeding my 6 month old two months ago. I was not able to squeeze milk out since but today a few tiny drops came out. Is this normal?
Yes: This can be normal. Any stimulation of the breast tissue, nipple can cause milk to drop even 2 months after you stopped breastfeeding. If you feel any lumps or bumps, you should definitely have a breast exam, but if only a few drops after stimulation of breast tissue or nipple then normal. ...Read more
Can be: This can be seen, in particular if you are checking to see if there is milk, here and there by expressing, then you can stimulate the breasts enough to cause this phenomenon. In which case you simply have to stop checking. But if persists, see your OB or family physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
My baby is 1week 1day old I been using formula is it to late to switch over to breastfeeding? Will I still be able to make milk? Formula make him sick
I stopped breastfeeding since 4mnths, yet still there is milk in my breasts. Should I take any medication to stop it plz?
No Meds: Breasts are just funny this way! The trick thing about milk is that it just wants to keep coming... You certainly could put baby to breast here and there to give baby antibodies. If you want to stop altogether, you just have to stop checking for it. When you check, it's enough stimulation to keep it flowing! There is such a thing as pituitary tumor causing milk production, but extremely rare ...Read more
Yes: Your milk supply is dependent upon the frequency of nursing, and complete emptying of the breasts. I advise my breastfeeding moms to nurse every 1 1/2 -2 hours for 5-10 minutes to increase their supply. It usually increases within 24 hr. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids-don't wait until you're thirsty. Don't delay in consulting your doctor or a lactation consultant. Time is of the essence. ...Read more
Nutritionally, is it better or worse to introduce cow's milk at 12 months if the baby is still breastfeeding?
No effect: I don't believe it is either good or bad for most babies, whether cow's milk is started at one year of not, if breastfeeding is continued. Breastmilk can't be beat easily as a perfect food but it is not enough alone and a nurtritious varied diet is best at this age. However breastmilk is an adequate replacement for cow's milk if still breastfeeding. ...Read more
I just weaned my LO From breastfeeding, it's been a week and I'm still producing milk. What can I do to help dry up?
Cold compress: The best way is to do it very gradually, slightly reducing the number or length of feedings over weeks to months. However, if there is a reason you need to stop suddenly and quickly, wear a very tight bra, put cold/ice packs on breasts to reduce blood flow, minimize time spent in warm showers and minimize stimulation of the breasts with minimal touching and massaging. ...Read more
Exclusively Breastfeeding 2 mnths old. Have low milk supply. Trying to nurse frequently, every hour but still low supply. What's wrong?
Low milk supply:
Most common reason for low milk supply after breast feeding has been established is stress
1. Either physical stress causing you to delay breast feeding (work, excess exercise) or due to health issues (sore nipples)can automatically send signals to your brain that there is less demand from baby and hence decrease supply.
2. mental stress -anger, depression
3. Medications, smoking, alcohol ...Read more
I am looking for some healthful & effective suggestions for how to help my breastfeeding 1-year-old adjust to cows milk? So far she doesn't like it!
Necessity is the: Mother of invention. Offer a maximum of 16-21 oz./day of whole milk & milk products, the milk from an open-mouth cup with meals, if she no lactose intolerance or milk protein allergy.. Sipping milk or juice off & on from a Sippy cup leads to dental caries. It's time for her 1st visit to a periodontist. You can wean or not, just don't give bottles. She will be harder to wean at 15 mos. Or >. ...Read more
Galactorrhea: Small amounts of milk or serous fluid are commonly expressed for weeks, months, or years from women who have previously been pregnant or lactating. Galactorrhea can also occur as a side effect of hypothyroidism which sometimes happens after pregnancy. Schedule a visit with your physician if you are still producing milk at 16 months after weaning, to rule out other causes. ...Read more
My son is 3 months n he is still breastfeeding he is not getting enough milk I tried similac advance but he just want take it what can I do?
Yes but be informed:
It is very safe but there are some concerns that I have addressed in the video link below.
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=fybsihrevec&sns=em
in fact it has been shown that women with silicone breast implants produce milk with less silicone than formula fed infants.
There are other concerns about capsular contracture and ptosis which are discussed in the video. ...Read more
No unlikely: It is unlikely to decrease breast size by breast feeding, you may loose weight after birth of baby, that may reduce the size of breast. ...Read more
I stoped breastfeeding, still got some milk but wraping my breast to dry it, what are the chances of getting a cancer?
No Worries: There is no relation between the cessation of breast milk production and the development of breast cancer. Of interest, women who breast feed have a slightly lower incidence of breast cancer (the younger, the better). ...Read more
Will milk come in even if I'm not breastfeeding right away? Will the milk supply still increase? I don't wanna pump or breastfeed until my milk is in
Be like in nature!: In nature, does the baby breastfeed first, or does the milk come in first? The answer is: the baby feeds at birth, right away on the Mom's breasts, but the milk comes in later, after 2 days. The baby does NOT wait 2 days with nothing to suck on, until Mom's milk comes. Also, Mom's milk comes BECAUSE her baby is sucking on her breasts every 2-3 hours. It helps to pump now and breastfeed now. ...Read more
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