Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

No. There are no proven instances of a mother transmitting cancer to her baby through breast feeding, even if she has breast cancer. Though breast feeding would not be advisable in someone with breast cancer.

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Is it true that if a adult drinks his wife's breast milk that it has the ability to sapress cancer cells & is it safe to do?

No. Yes. No, human milk (nor any of the other milks such as cow milk or goat milk) does not suppress cancer cells. Yes, breast milk is perfectly safe (that's why we give it to babies) in a person who can drink whole milk. However, adults get too much animal fat when they drink whole milk, except perhaps those who have eliminated all other animal fat from their diets. Read more...
Unlikely. No scientific studies have been done to look at this question. Breast milk does contain some immune cells that theoretically might help suppress cancer cells, but your own body have many, many more. If you wife does not have hiv, then it is generally safe for an adult to drink human milks. Read more...

I'm breast feeding my problem with that is that she dosnt seem to get full with the breast milk I make, so that's when I try formula, but the thing is that I get confused on how many oz she's actually eating. How do I no when she's full and I'm not over

Use you. Try to avoid the urge to mix formula with breast milk. Your baby knows when she's full. If you give her a little break than have her relatch. Read more...
Define"not full" Many bf moms are confused when baby is still ready to suck after a feeding or fusses until fed again. The fact is many babies will suck 24/7 because they are wired to get pleasure from suckling. That helps them learn to feed when they have never been hungry.If a kid feeds 10min/side 7-8x/day & wets diapers every 4-6hr they are getting enough.Adding formula eventually reduces your milk supply. Read more...
Not the way to go. Your breasts and body are programmed to produce the proper amount of milk. If you supplement your baby with formula, she will not suckle as long with you and you will, as a consequence, produce less milk. There is a very intricate mechanism in your body to regulate the proper amount of milk production. Please discuss this with your pediatrician for reinforcement of this issue and for reassurance. Read more...

Why do I still have breast milk comming out my breast a month after stopping breast feeding?

Not a faucet. Your breast is not a faucet that you can just turn on and off. Even though the infant is no longer nursing, the love and cuddles from your baby still stimulate hormones that can continue to produce milk. And even when these hormones decrease, it's not an immediate thing - production gradually decreases as your body adjusts to no longer needing to feed the infant. Read more...