How do you know if a girl can produce breast milk?
=== === Both women and men can produce breast milk if they have or are given certain hormones such as oxytocin and prolactin. Women who have just given birth will usually continue to produce breast milk as long as they continue to nurse. In rare cases, women and men have been able to produce breast milk without the influence of medication. A tumor on the pituitary gland may cause hyperprolactinemia (excess prolactin in the blood)…
All things being equal, as long as your child continues to provide the necessary nipple/breast stimulation by suckling the mother will continue to produce breast milk. Breast milk supply is determined by how demand the child places. Or more simply said, the more a child nurses, the more milk its' mother will produce.
If you continue to offer a newborn the breast from the time of birth and do not supplement with formula you will have an adequate supply of breast milk until you stop offering the breast. Breast milk is supplied based on demand. If the newborn/child suckles for it, your breasts will continue to produce milk indefinitely.
Does a girl's breast contain milk even if she is not a pregnant and at what age she may find milk in her breasts?
Age has nothing to do with when a female produces breast milk, and the only time a female has milk in her breasts is after giving birth. The first breast secretion after delivering is not milk, but a substance called "Colostrum", which is thought to have more of the vital nutrients and immune boosters than the breast milk itself has. The breasts will produce the colostrum for about a day, then they will begin producing…
A woman's breast milk supply rises and falls in direct proportion to the stimulation she receives from her child's suckling. If the mother needs to produce more milk, then she should make sure her diet is balanced and is taking in enough fluids and then put the baby to her breast as often as possible and can then add additional stimulation in the form of a breast pump to help encourage more milk production.
Yes. Most standard adult males can produce small amounts of milk with lactation therapy (regular breast pumping). Many transwomen who have been exposed to hormone therapy can produce enough milk to feed a baby. If they have not had genital surgery that prevents it, they are also likely able to produce semen.
You can make breast milk if you are a female mammal and are, or have recently been, pregnant. You can continue to make breast milk so long as you continue to be suckled. This is how dairy cows continue to produce year after year. Many substitutes for human breast milk have been developed under many different brand names.