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Can lactation happen without being pregnant?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


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Posted on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 in General Health
Question: Is it possible to lactate while not or ever being pregnant?
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Brief Answer:
Yes with the help of hormonal supplements.

Detailed Answer:
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Lactation is controlled by pituitary hormones, not ovarian hormones. Any woman can stimulate and induce lactation with proper methods. Abnormal hormonal changes pituitary tumors or galactorrhea can cause a lactation without being pregnant. You can also induce lactation with the help of proper hormone supplements. You will need to consult a gynecologist for proper hormonal supplements.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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