Mother's milk may be the first food, but it is not created equal. In humans and other mammals, researchers have found that milk composition changes depending on the infant's gender and on whether conditions are good or bad. Understanding those differences can give scientists insights into human evolution. Researchers at Michigan State University and other institutions found that among 72 mothers in rural Kenya, women with sons generally gave richer milk 2.
Galactorrhea: What You Should Know About It - American Family Physician
Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor. Sometimes a woman's breasts make milk even though she is not pregnant or breastfeeding. This condition is called galactorrhea say: guh-lack-tuh-ree-ah. The milk may come from one or both breasts. It may leak on its own or only when the breasts are touched.
Lactation is the process of producing breast milk. For women who are pregnant or recently gave birth, lactation is normal. Hormones signal the mammary glands in your body to start producing milk to feed the baby. This is called galactorrhea, and it can happen for a variety of reasons. Galactorrhea happens to around 20 to 25 percent of women, according to Dr.
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. In pregnancy, the breasts may start to produce milk weeks or months before you are due to have your baby. Leaking is normal and nothing to worry about. If it bothers you, you can try putting a tissue or an absorbent breast pad sometimes called maternity breast pads, or nursing pads in your bra to absorb the milk. Breast pads are available in some pharmacies and mother and baby shops.