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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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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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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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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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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 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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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

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Can i pump 3 days after having baby? Been breast feeding but way to painful and nipples are cut up, just want to pump and feed instead of breast

Can i pump 3 days after having baby? Been breast feeding but way to painful and nipples are cut up, just want to pump and feed instead of breast

Nipple cream: You need to get a good nipple cream to heal your nipples. You need to keep pumping so you do not dry up and you need to get some nipple shields . Consult your provider or lactation specialist for help! don't stop as breast milk is the best nutrition for your baby! ...Read more

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2 months baby strongly refuses to breastfeed, she only accepts when i pump. Its breaking my heart. Is it safe if i put honey on my nipples for her?

2 months baby strongly refuses to breastfeed,  she only accepts when i pump. Its breaking my heart.  Is it safe if i put honey on my nipples for her?

No, ma'am: Honey increases risk of infant botulism. It takes a stronger "pull" to nurse than to suck from a bottle. Call the nursery nurses at your delivery hospital for the names of lactation consultants who can help you. Put baby to breast when she's not starving. Relax in a rocker, use a boppie @ hold her " en face", looking at you with her cheek on your breast, while you talk & mimic her good & coos. ...Read more

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Can you fix inverted nipples using a breast pump?

Breast pump: The breast pump will not turn innies into outies (not medical terminology). But the rhythmic suction of the breast pump will likely cause them to protrude allowing for milk secretion. ...Read more

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Severely engorged breast. My nipples are flat . it take 2 to 3 hours just to get 2 ounces of pumped milk. Also very sore. What to do ?

Severely engorged breast. My nipples are flat . it take 2 to 3 hours just to get 2 ounces of pumped milk. Also very sore. What to do ?

Breast feeding : The best way produce more milk is for you to eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids, have the baby nurse on regular intervals, baby's suckling stimulates milk production & in between feeding pump your breast ,& freeze the milk to use later, keep trying. Best wishis. ...Read more

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Do breast pumping and nipple stimulating really work to help you go in labor?

Do breast pumping and nipple stimulating  really work to help you go in labor?

Contractions: Nipple stimulation can elicit release of Pitocin (oxytocin) which will cause the uterus to contract but is not likely to be a direct cause of labor. ...Read more

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Past two days i pumped 3 times and left breastmilk to mom to give it to my 2,5 months old boy. does it diminish milk supply or cause nipple confusion?

Past two days i pumped 3 times and left breastmilk to mom to give it to my 2,5 months old boy. does it diminish milk supply or cause nipple confusion?

Breast feeding: Breast feeding or breast pumping on regular basis every 3 hours helps to stimulate milk formation. Also you need to eat healthy & drink lots Of fluids. Good luck & enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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Six months post using a breast pump, my nipples look darker and have purple areas in them; one is darker than the other. Prior to pumping, they were always inverted. There is no scaliness, itch, warmth, or lump. Could it be breast cancer?

Six months post using a breast pump, my nipples look darker and have purple areas in them; one is darker than the other. Prior to pumping, they were always inverted. There is no scaliness, itch, warmth, or lump. Could it be breast cancer?

Dark aereolae: During and following pregnancy the area around your nipples which is called the aereola tends to darken . They remain dark during breast feeding but will lighten up but not completely when you stop. This is a normal phenomenon and is not a sign of breast cancer. ...Read more

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I have 2 day old infant (2nd child) and I have extremely sore cracked nipples.I pumped milk and right breast milk had blood clots. Help please. ?

I have 2 day old infant (2nd child) and I have extremely sore cracked nipples.I pumped milk and right breast milk had blood clots. Help please. ?

Don't worry!: some bleeding from the nipples is normal and if the baby gets a little of your blood in the milk it is ok. If there is a lot, you could dump it if it makes you feel better. Use a gentle barrier ointment like lanolin on your nipples after nursing. Make sure to vary nursing positions and alternate starting breast. See a lactation consult if things don't improve in a few days. ...Read more