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Spontaneous Lactation

From various websites:

 

Back when I was 17, while using the shower, I noticed my breasts were suddenly producing copious amounts of milk! I told my mother, who said I was pregnant. I insisted I wasn’t but she didn’t believe me.

-Anonymous (paraphrased)

 

By freckles5321, Feb 13, 2006
I am so confused. About three days ago, after I had climaxed, I noticed a wet spot on my shirt where my nipple is located. I thought it seemed like when my breasts used to leak years ago when I had nursed my daughter. The next day, while in the shower, I squeezed my nipple to see if this was the case and, what appeared to be milk or colostrum, came out. I tried the other breast and the same thing happened. My first thought was possible pregnancy; however, the last time my husband and I had sex was the day after my period about a week and a half ago. For the first time, we did not use any protection because the chance of conception seemed unlikely and we wouldn’t consider it to be bad thing anyway. I went ahead and took a pregnancy test which was, of course, negative. I have not had any other changes in my body that seem related or unrelated. I had began a workout program a couple of days before. I am not nor have I recently been on birth control. I do not have any other symptoms of ovarian cysts (this was one thing I saw as a possibility). My period comes about every 24 days and only lasts 1 and a half to 2 and a half days (yeah, I’m lucky). I know this is a lot of info. but I’m trying to be as thorough as possible. I cannot find any good explanation for this and I have not seen it as an early sign of pregnancy. I know I didn’t lactate until late in my second trimester with my daughter. Please help. Any ideas?

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Harleygrl Feb 13, 2006
Elevated prolactin can cause breast discharge. You would need a blood test to see if that is the cause. There is medication to treat the elevated levels and symptoms then cease.

freckles5321 Feb 13, 2006
What would cause elevated prolactin?

Harleygrl Feb 13, 2006
A pituitary tumor or cyst is the usual culprit.

freckles5321 Feb 21, 2006
Just an update…I had my prolactin levels checked and was normal. I’m still waiting on results from my thyroid.

mrspace24 Jan 22, 2009
I had something similar happen to me last month when I ovulated. For almost 2 full weeks (a week before and a week prior to ovulating) I lactated. I’ve never had children, although I’ve been pregnant several times. All miscarriages. My doctor checked my prolactin levels and everything was normal. So I have no idea why I lactated. But now, I ovulated last weekend. And my breasts are swelling some and are starting to hurt. So I’m wondering if it’s going to happen again. I sure hope not!


I am currently going through this as well. I am 23, 24 next month. and i have been having pains in my breasts as well as lactating, neg preg test and i get my results tomorrow. I have been told that some people naturally lactate. In the old days they were called milk maids and they were paid to breast feed other children, it can be stimulated by eating oats, lentals, the yeast that is in beer etc. but i will keep you posted if i find out anything different from my doctor. Thank you now i know i am not the only one.

Excessive Breast Stimulation

Excessive breast stimulation also inhibits the release of hypothalmic prolactin inhibitory factor, causing galactorrhea in nonpregnant women. Excessive breast stimulation can occur due to sexual stimulation, frequent self-examinations of the breast, suckling or self-manipulation.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

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If you struggle with intrusive mental images of ANRs, then “think often that Christ suffered agony for your purity. Fight image with image. Christ crying in agony.”

Titus 2:14

Christ gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

1 Peter 1:18; 2:24

You were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, [but with the precious blood of Christ]. He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

1 Corinthians 5:15

He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.

Hebrews 10:29

How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?

 

 

From Strategies for Fighting Sexual Sin by John Piper

 

Sensitive and responsive nipples

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This is a critical factor in determining a woman’s interest in and ability to lactate for her husband.

Honestly, I now think it wisest to discuss nipple sensitivity and responsiveness before marriage, so gentlemen, in a manner worthy of the gospel, talk about the importance of large, sensitive and responsive nipples and areolae, as such women are best suited to be your partners on your ANR journey.

Next time I tell a potential wife about ANR, I will bring up this very important topic, being sure to add that this is the most erotic it’ll ever get before marriage.

Why take this risk? Because God tells me “nipples of her they shall satiate [me] in every of season.”

Also read:

Surprise finding in response to nipple stimulation

Overabundant wellspring: new dilemma resolved

 

 

 

Surprise finding in response to nipple stimulation

From a CBS article

Researchers at Rutgers University have mapped the brain areas in women that respond to stimulation of the genitals
 WILEY PUBLISHING/BARRY KOMISARUK

For many women, nipples are erogenous zones. A new study may explain why: The sensation from the nipples travels to the same part of the brain as sensations from the vagina, clitoris and cervix.

The study, published online July 28 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, is the first to map the female genitals onto the sensory portion of the brain. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers noted which brain areas become active when women touch various parts of their bodies. The genital-sensing brain areas in women roughly correspond to the same areas in men, but the nipple finding was a surprise, said study researcher Barry Komisaruk, a psychologist at Rutgers University.

“My speculation is that this could be the basis for many women saying that nipple stimulation is erotogenic, because it stimulates the same area as the genitals,” Komisaruk told LiveScience.

Four major nerves bring signals from women’s genitals to their brains, Komisaruk said. The pudendal nerve connects the clitoris, the pelvic nerve carries signals from the vagina, the hypogastric nerve connects with the cervix and uterus, and the vagus nerve travels from the cervix and uterus without passing through the spinal cord (making it possible for some women to achieve orgasm even though they  have had complete spinal cord injuries).

Experimenters had mapped the male genital senses onto an area of the brain called the medial paracentral lobule, which sits in the crevice between the two brain hemispheres. (If you imagine wearing earmuffs, the medial paracentral lobule would be on the top of your head, right under the band of the earmuffs.) What was missing, Komisaruk said, was a study tracing those four nerves to where in the brain they send their signals.

For their study the researchers recruited 11 healthy, non-pregnant women ages 23 to 56. While inside the brain scanner, each woman stimulated her clitoris, vagina, cervix and nipple by tapping rhythmically with a finger or, in the case of the vagina and cervix, using a plastic dildo.

Nipple mystery

The resulting brain images showed a nexus of activation in the medial paracentral lobule, just as in men. Each area of the genitals showed up in its own spot within this brain region, Komisaruk said. [See the brain images ]

“Even though they’re all clustered there like a cluster of grapes, the response to each [genital area] is different,” he said. “They overlap, but they’re separable.”

Nipple stimulation showed up in the area of the brain that receives chest sensations, but it also popped up alongside the genital sensations in the medial paracentral lobule, the researchers found. There could be two reasons for this, Komisaruk said. One is indirect: Stimulating the nipples, as in breast-feeding, releases the hormone oxytocin. This hormone, which is also released during labor, triggers uterus contractions. So it’s possible, Komisaruk said, that nipple stimulation triggers uterine contractions, which then produce a sensation in the genital area of the brain.

However, preliminary data suggest that nipple nerves may directly link up with the brain, skipping the uterine middleman. A few men who have been studied show the same pattern of nipple stimulation activating genital brain regions, Komisaruk said. One of his graduate students is further testing the idea by studying the response of women who have had a hysterectomy, meaning their uterus has been removed.

The erotic brain

The women in the study (each of whom was paid $100 to participate) were not necessarily turned on by the self-stimulation in the fMRI scanner; even so, using a similar setup in an earlier study, Komisaruk and his colleagues were the first to locate the female orgasm in the brain.

That leaves the question of what makes a sensation erotic, Komisaruk said.

“Are there particular brain regions that have to be activated in order for genital stimulation to be converted from run-of-the-mill stimulation versus stimulation with an erotic quality?” he said. “That is the big question.”

For the record, while eroticism is a mystery, Komisaruk and his lab team found that an orgasm involves a variety of brain regions, including the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus; amygdala; accumbens-bed nucleus of the stria terminalis-preoptic area; hippocampus; basal ganglia; cerebellum; the anterior cingulate, insular, parietal and frontal cortices; and the lower brainstem.

Komisaruk hopes his research will help people who can’t reach orgasm. More broadly, he wants to find out if people can learn to control their brain activity directly, much as we take for granted our ability to move our fingers and toes.”If we can control a part of the brain that produces pleasurable sensation, what would that do in the case of, say, depression or anxiety or addiction or obesity?” Komisaruk said. “We really don’t know what the limits are as far as what we can make our brains do.”