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I heard with too much nipple stimulation you can produce breast milk....has this happened to anyone using these?
I'm a lactation consultant and my guess is that these wouldn't cause one to produce milk.
When a woman wants to induce lactation (for an adopted or foster baby) or relactate (after a premature weaning) she has a LOT of work to do; pumping with a hospital quality pump, every 2-3 hours round the clock, taking medications which raise her prolactin levels, putting the baby to the breast with a tube device to bring supplement to the baby while providing more actual infant stimulation to the breast itself... and even then sometimes it doesn't work.
Producing milk from using nipple sucker toys would be highly unlikely
and I think that someone who could produce milk, without being pregnant or just having a baby JUST from using these probably would need to have her prolactin levels checked for a pituitary disorder or tumor. These won't produce enough stimulation in a non-lactating or pregnant woman to cause milk production.
However, as pregnant women have very high levels of certain hormones that ARE effected by nipple stimulation (because that's what's supposed to happen after the birth, nipple stimulation to make milk) that I would NOT use these during pregnancy.
I wouldn't worry about it.
Thanks for the heads up, Beck.