I gave birth to my son 12 days ago, how long will it take for the breast milk to dry up? I'm not breast feeding.

Why? You should breast feed for six months, for your child's health. If social or work considerations are issues, you should breast pump. If this can' t be done, you may lactate 4-6 weeks.

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My son is 10 months now and I stopped breast feeding him when he was 1 month. I have still been producing breast milk and I still leak. Why?

Breast milk leaks. It is common for breast milk production to leak a bit even after you weaned the baby from BF. Sometimes, it is from milk ducts being clogged and sometimes it is just producing the hormones after birth. No worry and no treatment needed. It should reduce as you aren't feeding now, may take time.... Read more...

Hi. My friend gave birth yesterday and her baby is crying all the time and pases very less urine. Is there any way to increase her breast milk??

Fluids, time. Do not panic. Babies are born with some extra fluid onot board to get them through until the milk comes in. Baby crying is actually very helpful to stimulate arts of the brain that regulate milk production, so the crying is actually good in those first few days. She needs to rest, put baby to breast ofen and drink LOTS of fluids. That's it- very simple and easy. RELAX- the milk will come! Read more...

I have a coworker that just had a baby and she is breast feeding. She has informed me that she is smoking marijuana. I tried to google how long it stays in your breast milk but could not find any answers. Please help me educate her before her baby is expo

Get her to stop. No baby should be exposed to marijuana. A recent study showed a significant reduction in iq in teenagers who use marijuana on a regular basis. Imagine the effect that it would have on a developing fetus. If your friend cares about her baby then she will stop smoking marijuana. The effects could be dramatic. Read more...
Doesn't matter. Thc can remain in fatty tissues for a very long half-life (weeks). But it doesn't matter how long it stays, any exposure of a newborn baby to pot is grounds for reporting the parent for child abuse in most states. Read more...
Baby is exposed. We don't know exactly how long marijuana stays in breast milk. We do know that thc (one of the active compounds in marijuana) can be concentrated in breast milk, especially with ongoing use. In adults, its half-life is 1-3 days, with traces persisting for up to 4-6 weeks. It gets into brain & adipose tissue (like breast) quickly & stays for weeks to months. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20130780. Read more...
Stays a long time. The half life of cannabis in breast milk ranges 25-57hrs depending on the study. There are conflicting outcome studies, some show little developmental impact some show delay.The only clear negative is reduced head size by a year. The drug is listed as l5/contraindicated in "medications and mothers milk, t.Hale 14ed.2010. Read more...

Its been a year after I gave birth to my son and im still continuing breast feeding. Is it right time to get into diet and work out?

Yes. Certainly now is a good time to focus on diet and working out. This doesn't mean you should stop breastfeeding.The American Academy of Pediatrics advises nursing at least 1 year but the WHO and UNICEF advise 2 years or longer.As your baby eats more solids he'll rely less on nursing but it still has benefits. Continue as long as he's interested and it works for you. See http://tinyurl.com/ndn4xcq. Read more...

I gave birth in April I was wondering how long it takes for my LMP to return I'm not breast feeding and is it possible to ovulate before a period?

Yes. The easieswt way for you to check at home is to get a good thermometer and accurately measure your temperature every morning when you wake up. That is called the BASAL BODY TEMPERATURE (BBT). When You notice your BBT rise ~ 2-3 degrees in 1-2 days you just ovulated and you are fertile for the next day or two. Read more...