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Sharp breast pain while breastfeeding

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Exam needed: Breastfeeding can cause some women to get mastitis. Please go see your doctor if pain persists.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Absolutely: Thank goodness you have no pain, no reason why not.Pain at this stage is not a requirement to nurse well.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
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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