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A 44-year-old member asked:

what do sensitive nipples mean? does it change depending on the time of month or part of the cycle?

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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Easily hurt: Having sensitive nipples mean that they are more sensitive to pain or stimulation than usual. They are usually most sensitive the week prior to your period starting.

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Why does my baby keep pulling away from my nipple?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Distracted: Occasionally your baby may not be hungry and just wants to pacify so staying on the breast is not as important. She may then pull away at any distraction around her at that moment. This can occur even if she is hungry, but getting older, and therefore more aware of her surroundings, pulling away to a sound or see something close to where you are feeding.
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What is the best bottle nipple to use?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Whichever works best: Use the nipple that your baby feels most comfortable feeding with regardless of age. I recommend silicone nipples.
A member asked:

Should I stop breastfeeding until my cracked, scabbed nipples heal?

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Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: I would try to increase the spacing between feeding somewhat, be sure the latch is good, and put something like lanolin on your breasts.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How does sexual libido change in women with age?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Waxs young,wanes old: Libido "waxes"(pre-menopausally) with lubrication and desire and "wanes" post-menopausally due to a decline of testosterone which comprises 2% of women's natural hormones. Some women never notice any changes in libido as the adrenal glands are the main sources of their testosterone rather than the declining ovary post-menopausally.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Should I be concerned about a hard pea-sized lump in my nipple off to the side?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jagdish Mishra
Cardiology 38 years experience
Mammogram please: Needs further evaluation. See your family doc and have a mammogram 1st.

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