By gamerlaura - 21/07/2016 22:09 - United Kingdom - Blaenau-ffestiniog
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Aw, sorry, op! It's embarrassing but perfectly natural for new moms to lactate during that time period! How old is your baby? :)
#9 How dare you imply that a woman's body part I find sexual is used for something natural like feeding babies and that lactating is perfectly normal?! But in all seriousness, I think people who have complexes/frustrations and fucked up views about woman's body have problems with breastfeeding and lactating (as in idiots who stare at breasts yet complain about breastfeeding, saying how 'gross' it is). So naturally, the number of downvotes will grow.
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It has nothing to do with the implications of how a woman's body works. OP never mentioned being a mom at all, let alone a new mom. It's possible she has hyperprolactinemia syndrome. Not uncommon and it is caused by a pituitary gland malfunction. That can be caused by a host of reasons. That's why I down voted. It wasn't OP's baby crying and OP never mentioned kids of her own at all.
To clarify what I'm trying to say...if you look at any other mammal, they have developed breasts only when gestating and lactating, because that's the only use they get out of them. Humans are different, because over time breasts have become an object of attraction as well, thus why we have breasts even when we don't have infants to feed. It's still natural...but feeding a baby in public is okay. Getting off on your partner's breasts in public? Not so much.
I have three kids and I just recently had my third one. She's 6 weeks. (: Anyway, every time I hear a baby cry or I hold a hungry baby, my breasts lactate. It's perfectly normal. I think breastfeeding is beautiful and natural. ❤ Don't worry, OP. My breasts lactate like few hours ago, right in the middle of target cause I heard a baby cry, too.
Lol, y'know... Some people these days.. Yes, I assumed op had a baby recently because I've been around the medical field my entire life, my mom is a nurse, and all of my friend have babies. It happened to them during that time period, too. It's just the connection a mother has to her child that science cannot explain. So yeah, when a new mom hears a baby cry, her body will react to taking care of that baby. And if she's a breast feeding, even more so. If you don't like what I have to say.. Well, I think we all know what you read on this website is completely voluntary. Don't like it, don't read it.
Op doesn't have a baby. That's the whole point, she lactated at the mere sound of crying child
Sorry, #3, but that's not how teh boobie milk works. Also, if it was a medical condition that causes lactation minus a child, her breasts wouldn't start leaking at the sound of a crying child. That is a completely hormone-based reaction when that happens to new moms.
#8 That can be how the "boobie milk" works. It's a hormone imbalance that causes new moms to lactate and that imbalance can occur in women who have never had kids. The imbalance would also allow it to be possible that when she hears a child cry she would lactate. It's a combined hormonal response. Both things come from the same set of hormones. Estrogen, Progesterone, Prolactin and Oxytocin in elevated levels in women without children is called hyperprolactinemia Syndrome and is caused by a problem in the pituitary gland. It's not that uncommon, ranges is severity and sensitivity to external stimuli.
Nursing pads, OP. The thick ones. And congratulations! How old is your baby?
I found nursing pads to be useful, yet extremely gross (imo). I had so much milk that I would change them every couple hours and they'd already be overflowing and disgusting smelling lol. I showered twice a day and sponge-bathed when I was breastfeeding, worried about mould or some kind of yeast infection. So, just be aware of how much milk you're producing when using them. ;)