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sharp breast pain while breastfeeding

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
To med or not to med: You may not always need to resort to medications when having pain while breast feeding. If it's deep in the breast pain, massage and warm compresses ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Position the baby: This could be completely hormonal and you are having some strange one-sided breast reaction to this normal process. It could be, however, that your b ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Exam needed: Breastfeeding can cause some women to get mastitis. Please go see your doctor if pain persists.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mastitis: This might be an early sign of a breast infection called mastitis, which is not uncommon. Call your ob/gyn and see if they think that you should be s ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
Fibrocystic changes: Although you are not having a menstrual period, you are experiencing fibrocystic changes (especially if this occurs in both breasts). This is common. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Plugged Ducts: You may have a plugged milk duct problem. Be sure and alternate your positioning as you breastfeed the baby to be sure that all portions of the bre ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Cancer : Cancer very rarely presents with breast pain. Please see your doctor or gynecologist and have a complete evaluation. Yes, if you have had a breast i ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Mastitis: It is safe to take ibuprofen while you are breast feeding. Is it possible that you have a mastitis, infection in your breast that is causing this much ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Absolutely: Thank goodness you have no pain, no reason why not.Pain at this stage is not a requirement to nurse well.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Mastitis: Sounds like an infection in your breast. Warm compresses, express milk and see your doctor for definite diagnosis and antibiotics if needed.

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