If she lactates, does it mean she's pregnant
No, not necessarily. A woman can lactate from a high level of hormones or as a side effect of a medication. Visit the doctor. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/if-she-lactates%2C-does-it-mean-she%27s-pregnant ]
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