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How can I avoid getting marks on my nipples while pumping?

How can I avoid getting marks on my nipples while pumping?

See answer: The following link has some good advice form a lactation consultant... http://www.babycenter.com/404_how-do-i-prevent-blister-like-marks-on-my-nipples-when-pumpi_8882.bc. ...Read more

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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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What do you suggest? 'if I put toddler on my right nipple it bleeds can I just feed her from the left side and pump the right?

What do you suggest? 'if I put toddler on my right nipple it bleeds can I just feed her from the left side and pump the right?

Yes: This would be an effective strategy. You might also want to get checked for the cause of your bleeding as well. ...Read more

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Can you use tucks (witch hazel) pads on your nipples after pumping?

Can you use tucks (witch hazel) pads on your nipples after pumping?

No: this would also dry and constrict the nipples which will not be good. If you are looking to sooth the nipples try vitamin e or aloe. Wash the nipple before feeding the baby next though. ...Read more

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My 7 week baby fights when she is feeding by bottle. I am using my pumped milk or optimal. Tried to change bottles and nipples did't work?

My 7 week baby fights when she is feeding by bottle. I am using my pumped milk or optimal. Tried to change bottles and nipples did't work?

Breast/bottle : This is not unusual. You may find that she will take the bottle more readily from someone else than from you. Let daddy or grandmother try! when she smells your milk, and you are giving her a bottle, she gets confused. Don't worry. Most babies will take a bottle when they are hungry enough and the breast is not available. ...Read more

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I have very big nipple. It makes latching difficult. Baby feeds over an hour then wakes up soon to feed. Milk is enough (4 oz) when pump. Pacifier?

I have very big nipple. It makes latching difficult. Baby feeds over an hour then wakes up soon  to feed. Milk is enough (4 oz) when pump. Pacifier?

Work on feeds: More than 10 minutes on a side will only gain baby 5% more milk, so if baby stays this long it may delay movement of milk forward. I would not feed baby any sooner than 2 hours from the last feed & not assume that their sucking behavior is hunger. Br is feeding + pleasure of lip stimulation + nurturing.Other forms of oral stimulation like a pacifier can help. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Nipple inversion: Yes breast feeding or pumping can cause nipple inversion because of loosening the tissue around the nipple. ...Read more

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Male 31 yrs.. Is there any harm in stimulating, playing and pumping my nipples on daily basis for sexual satisfaction?

Harm?-no: auto-erotic behavior may be normal or related to sexual overstimulation. The nipples are highly erotic areas of the body; however, not at all harmful. ...Read more

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I use manual breast pump four times in a day . Will it misshape my breast or nipples ? I had problems with direct feeding as baby was not latching properly.

I use manual breast pump four times in a day . Will it misshape my breast or nipples ? I had problems with direct feeding as baby was not latching properly.

Congratulations : Congratulations on your baby! the manual breast pump will not cause any lasting problems to your breasts or nipples. Good for you for pumping so that your baby will get your milk - it's not easy! ...Read more

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I pump exclusively (baby refuses to latch) and now have 2 severe blood blisters on one nipple. How do I treat them so i can continue to pump?

I pump exclusively (baby refuses to latch) and now have 2 severe blood blisters on one nipple.  How do I treat them so i can continue to pump?

Find support: Have you talked with your delivery team? Obgyns, midwives, doulas are all great sources of guidance and support. There are usually local breast-feeding groups that can be helpful with all sorts of new baby concerns. You can find friends and share both ideas and efforts. There are a few in franklin, tn. Less personal, but maybe enough - a druggist might have over-the-counter creams. Enjoy the baby! ...Read more