Why does my dog's breast leak milk and are swollen?
because it likes you and thinks you might enjoy its precious breast milk
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It's possible. Hormonal changes from pregnancy can do strange things... I hadn't even started to show when my milk (actually, the clear to white pre-milk substance, colostrum) came in for the first time - during sex. However, taking a pregnancy test is the only real way to know for sure. . When …I was almost 17, I had the same (lactating). I had never been pregnant. I never had regular periods so I was on on b/c to regulate them. Anyway, the symptoms I was having (Lactating) was not normal so my gyno ordered me to get an MRI of the head. They discovered a large benign tumor on my "pituitary gland"(behind your eyes at the base of your brain).Which is referred to as "master gland" it controls all other glands (thyroid, etc.)and all hormones including Prolactin which produces the milk discharge. Now I'm 22 and 15 weeks' pregnant with my first babe. I've never had the discharge since they treated the tumor. Don't worry (I could be wrong!) but ask your OB/Gyn about it; he or she can check your blood for the levels or get you a painless MRI (similar to Cat scan). Squeezing your breast causes it to keep producing more, so try not to. . My friend had the leaking thing too... and she has it every morning. I too have it: when I press my nipples, out comes the white stuff. And we are both pregnant. . I also have the tumor on my pituitary gland. This causes your body to think it is preggers, so it starts to produce milk in your breasts. I had it since I was in high school, but I didn't know it was abnormal for my breasts to do that if I squeezed them. I finally asked about it when I was about 21, and they did an MRI to show that I had a tumor. All I do is take meds for it, and the meds have actually lowered my levels and have shrunk the tumor. They said in a year I may stop taking it all together and the tumor may be gone. But I would get it checked out. That would be best. . That's definitely not breast milk. Breast milk doesn't even come out of the nipples during the last stages of pregnancy... until a couple days after you have a baby. You are probably lactating due to an overload of estrogen in the body. . That is not true; women do leak in the latter stages of pregnancy. But it is in fact called colostrum which is a very protein-filled and nutrient rich form of milk. The body continues to leak it until a few days after the baby is born, and in fact when you are breastfeeding your estrogen levels are lower so leaking milk is not necessarily a sign of high estrogen levels! Like the other answers have mentioned prolactin (the hormone that causes you to produce milk) is regulated by the pituitary gland, and the removal of milk by the baby. If you are leaking milk and are not pregnant then you should definitely have it checked out by a doctor because it could indicate a pituitary problem. . I was leaking with my first girl at 6 months pregnant. about 5 months with my second girl. (MORE)
All women are different. I didn't leak until after I started nursing. But I know women that had to wear breast pads during pregnancy. It's hard to say. I'm not sure what the "normal" time frame is every woman is different. And there it is hard to tell what is "normal" when it comes to pregnancy. I …am 27 weeks pregnant and i have been leaking here and there for two weeks. To be honest, I am almost 8 months pregnant and I noticed that I began leaking as early as 5 months. Your milk won't come in until a few days after you have the baby, but your body begins producing colostrum at about 4 months. Some women can leak colostrum, or pre-milk, as early as that time, or some may not begin to leak until after they have the baby. (MORE)
Leaking Breat Milk During Pregnancy \n. \nMany women leak colostrum (the first milk) at some time during pregnancy. It can be just a drop or enough that you need breast pads to keep from soaking your clothes. For some women, this starts quite early and for others it doesn't start until just bef…ore labor. Some women never experience leaking breasts and this has absolutely no effect on later ability to nurse. If one breast leaks more than the other, that breast may produce a bit more milk, but generally both breasts will produce enough. (Assuming you haven't had surgery and the breasts are not radically different sizes.)\n. \nHere are more opinions and answers from other FAQ Farmers:\n. \n . Leaking is normal. I started leaking colostrum when I was 12 weeks pregnant and it started being laced with milk at 30 weeks. I went 40 weeks 5 days. The leaking was so bad then that I'd soak breast pads, but now that he's out and I'm nursing they hardly ever leak anymore, he keeps 'em drained.\n . \n . It is very normal. I have had 2 children and with both of them I started leaking breast milk around 5 months so there is nothing to worry about. Just stock up on nipple pads, because it sounds like you are going to be a milk factory like I was.\n . \n . It's normal for me. I leaked a LOT of breast milk during my 8th month with my daughter, enough so that it would spray at times. Now I'm pregnant again, almost 5 years later and the leaking started even earlier, around the 4th month, and now into my 6th month, it sprays. Oh, if I lean on a breast, I soak my clothing, too. It can be inconvenient and embarrassing, but mostly it thrills me to know my baby's growing and on the way. 28 weeks and counting. (MORE)
Perhaps there are many possible factors such as: 1. GROWTH HORMONES (GH) or somatotrophin and chicken prolactin/ovine prolactin administered by the poultry manufacturing industry in chickens, subsequently affects the pituitary gland to produce breast milk hormones (the fact that I've changed my …diet from an Organic Raw Vegetarian to Semi Vegetarian which includes fish and poultry of non organic producers) which increase breast size in humans this would be chicken prolactin which increases the size of chickens and 'fattens' the chickens; (check out: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5053391.html) 2. GLAND STIMULATION from SUCKING THE BREASTS during love making. The blood flow stimulates the glands of the breasts.; 3. ENLARGED PITUITARY CONDITION -- The pituitary gland in addition to producing other hormones for glands like the adrenals (ACTH), growth hormones (GH), thryoid (TSH), follicles for hair (FSH), to name a few, also produces the prolactin hormone (PRL) for breast milk growth. An imbalance can cause a tumor in the Pituitary Gland called hyperprolactinaemia. 4. MEDICATIONS such as metoclopramide or thioridazine cause increased levels of the prolactin hormone; 5. DUCT ECTASIA in older women can increase milk secretion in the breasts.. (MORE)
I currenly use levoxyl to treat my hypothyroidism but as far as I know it does not cause milk to leak from your breast. On the other hand, pregancy, prolactinomas and/or adenomas of the pituitary gland do cause milk production. You should talk to your endocrinologist about this.
Answer . \nhi i have two boys youngest is three and i still get milk all the time but you are still better off speaking to your doctor sorry i couldent help more.
Answer . \nNormally the breasts leak after the baby is born but they can leak a little toward the end of pregnancy.
Answer . Hello.\n. \nYour breasts could be leaking milk because you are pregnant or because you have a milk duct infection. Do a pregnancy test. If its negative see your doctor about the breast leakage.
Answer . \nIt is most likely colostrom.... yes, it can happan... depending on your pregnancy... my second pregnancy I leaked colostrom from about 20 weeks on.... It is just a sign your body is getting prepared to nourish your baby :). Answer . Yes it is possible to experience leaky breasts …during this time. It isn't actually breast milk but is called Colostrum. It does look very similar to breast milk though. Your breast milk will come on once you have given birth to your baby. Congratulations. (MORE)
Answer . This usually means your pregnant but, This question needs to be clarified? If your a woman and your pregnant or 'have a babe in arms' and your passing milk 'out of your' breast, then this is normal you can purchase breast pads to stop the leakage from showing e.t.c. If your not pregnant …and you don't have a babe in arms you should see your dr as it can be a sign of other things.If your a man and your passing what looks like milk you should also see the dr. Heavy drinking and obesity can cause men to do this, but they should still seek medical attention as it can in (some) cases be an early sign of breast cancer . (MORE)
Answer . \nIf you do it is a sign of excess of the hormone prolactin. You should see a doctor and get investigated
It is totally normal to have that during pregnancy but don't pump. To begin pumping too soon before labor begins can lead to premature labor because you can stimulate the hormones and put yourself into early labor. The only time they recommend that is when you are over due.
Answer . It is best to see your doctor concerning this matter - there are a variety of reasons that your breast may leak and not be pregnant but it is very important you have this checked as soon as possible. Also, do breast examinations on a regular bases and check for leakage and dimpling of… the nipple or skin surrounding it. (MORE)
\nBreastmilk leaks for a number of reasons.\n. \n1. The breast is too full to store anymore.\n2. as an automatic response which triggers the letdown reflex, which can either be the sound of a baby crying, or actually seeing a baby.\n. \nThis is natures way of basically saying that the breast eithe…r needs emptying, or that you have a underlying want to breastfeed a baby,.. in some cases any baby really as the entire practice of breastfeeding back in primal times usually had more then 1 mother involved, by this i mean that multiple women would breastfeed each others children.\n. \nAs time goes on your breasts will begin to dry up and leakage will begin to stop. This amount of time differs among women. (MORE)
Answer . That's my question too... I did 3 tests 3 diff weeks and all said negative but it has been a month since my period was supposed to come and my breasts are sore, bigger, full of milk lines and I leaked today. I really hope I am pregnant. I have quit nursing for about 3 months now maybe m…ore... and with my first baby I leaked rather late in the pregnancy. (MORE)
maybe your pregnant or you have a infection go to the doctors or take a pregnancy test and you soon find out won't you.
It is common to have breast milk leak. It can leak during any point in your pregnancy, but is more common in the end. I was 36 weeks with my first daughter and got my milk in, I also lost my mucos plug. Most sites I found said not to worry as well as my midwife. But my daughter was on her way and I …was in labor a few hours later. Just depends. (MORE)
my mom did and so has many people that i know. i think that it is hormones.
I started lactating breast milk very early on in my pregnancy. It wasn't a noticeable problem until 5 or 6 months
It's not real breastmilk, that wont come until the baby is born. This is colostrum and normal.
It's a risk for embarrasment and soiled clothes, but not for you or the baby.
You should take her to the hospital to get her checked up on, it could be a serious problem. I wish you the bets of luck.
This is completely normal, usually breast milk will start to leak around 12-14 weeks but will not be fully prominent until around the birth of the baby.
You just had your last period on the 31 of october and now your breast are swollen and leaking milk when squeezed can anyone help with an answer?
You are pregnant and you can still have a period. Take a pregnancy test asap!!!!!!
Normally leaking in the breast is not a sign of early pregnancy. Your body doesnt begin to release brest milk until after birth. But there has been rare cases when the mother begins to leak brest milk 2-3 weeks before birth. I would not take this as a sign. But it could mean that you possibly had a …miscarrage. (MORE)
When a dog has a full erection his penis becomes a lot larger than when non-erect. It may just look swollen to you.
It means that your baby(fetus) has developed for more than 5-6 months and you are almost ready to give birth. Most men/male find it exciting to see that a woman's breasts are leaking milk. From my experience, it leaked so much that my husband licked some off my breasts. He found it interesting and t…ried sucking on them before the baby came out. He said that it tasted pretty good and felt super interesting! (MORE)
have your doctor checked if you just had have miscarriage? breast milk will only produced if you are pregnant and it will automatically come out 2-3 days after the fetus or the baby is removed from your uterus.
My breast leaked 12 hours after intercourse with my second child and now I find my breast leaking once again and i still have five days till my period.
Well use a breast pad and change it regularly and always empty your breast by pumping it out.
\nYes,but sometimes the milk can take awhile to come out after the baby is born so don't be discouraged about it!! Breast milk does not run out as long as YOU are using it!!\nYou can breast-feed successfully until the age of 1 but some people do it until they are 5 (do not recommend doing that)
Have you taken your dog to the vet yet? This is probably the best option. They'll know what to do.
I am at 33 weeks, and I started leaking around middle of 2nd trimester. Usually most women start to produce their milk during the last month or so of pregnancy.
Your breasts may continue to leak small amounts for a few months, this is completely normal.
If it is swollen on the inside, you need to see your vet. There could be an infection in the inner ear which needs medical attention. Other possibilities, ear mites, ear wax build up. I would just go see a vet to make sure there is nothing seriously wrong.
Its more then likely a hormone imbalance its not serious but you should go see a doctor
Dont think its really breast milk but maybe colostrum. Due to homones I think it could be possible but dont think it well last through your pregnancy...kjsmom
It could be because of hormonal imbalance,high levels of the hormone prolactin in the blood causes milk discharge,Kindly consult a gynaecologist.
Generally the woman's body will begin to prepare her for breast feeding in the 3rd trimester. Her breasts will leak a small amount of fluid not quite "milk" but "colostrum", which helps trigger the bodies hormones for producing and encouraging the "let down" of milk. Studies say that the first milk …that oozes out of the breast which is called the "colostrum", which is thick and yellow, plays an important role in the health of the baby. (MORE)
This is completely normal and nothing to worry about. It simplymeans that your body is getting ready to feed your baby when it isborn. Most pregnant women experience some leakage in their thirdtrimester of pregnancy.
You may not be pregnant. Some women that either wish to be or think they are can start experiencing symptoms of pregnancy.
If you've been sterilized, you should not get pregnant. If you're not pregnant, you should not be leaking breast milk. You might not be leaking breast milk. You might have some type of infection. You should go to a clinic or doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, if necessary.
Yes, this is perfectly normal. It just means your body is preparing for the birth and feeding of your child.
Leaking as in dripping 4 months after you stop nursing is not "normal" and needs a call to your doctor or midwife. Leaking as in droplets seen on your nipple or felt on on your bra, especially if the baby is crying or sucking on a bottle or leaking during sex is completely normal and may be seen or… felt for months after lactation has ended. (MORE)
There is no reason for leaked milk to stink, if their is a bad odor to the fluid, see your doctor.
You can I did but its called Colostrum and you will have that about 1-2 weeks after the babys born .
This can indicate pregnant, but you would be 3+ months along for colostrum to develop. Another possibility is a infection in your milk duct. Directly stimulating your breasts can also lead to leakage in some women. I would recommend that you see your Doctor to rule out a hormonal imbalance being t…he cause. (MORE)
To relieve painful swelling of the breast between feedings, you can place a heat pad on the breast. You can also express some of the milk to relieve some of the pressure. Sometimes, a warm shower will also trigger the flow of milk, releasing any extra milk that may be causing swelling. If you also h…ave pain while breastfeeding or a pink, yellow, or green discharge ROM the breast, you should see your healthcare provider. You may have an infection. (MORE)
There are a few things this could mean. One, your dog was attacked by another animal and their fight caused him to get a cut that got infected and is now full of puss. Still, if it doesn't go down, I advise a trip to the vet, just to make sure everything's alright.
Sometimes breast milk leakage is due to a hormonal imbalance or other serious conditions. A friend of mine is 6 months pregnant and has had milk for awhile, so maybe not impossible but if you're thinking your pregnant because of the presence of milk, thats most likely not the case and you should con…tact your doctor. (MORE)