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Can women with inward nipples breastfeed?

Inverted nipples!: They invariably turn outward when the breasts are engorged with milk! it rarely is an issue! ...Read more

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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Does having your nipples pierced effect breast feeding ?

Does having your nipples pierced effect breast feeding ?

Breastfeeding: By and large nipple piercing will not interfere with your breastfeeding as long as you remove your jewelry before feeding. Be aware that nipple piercing can sometime lead to blocked milk ducts and infection. ...Read more

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Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

Possibly: If the piercing hits into the ducts, milk flow could be affected. Production should not be a problem, but you may be more prone to mastitis and/or have some minor problems with let down of the milk. That being said, I have known many women to breast feed without any problems who had history of nipple piercing, so I wouldn't rule it out just based on that. ...Read more

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Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...Read more

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My breasts discharge milk before delivery of baby?

My breasts discharge milk before delivery of baby?

Awesome: You are lucky, most women don't feel their milk come in until a few days after the baby is born. ...Read more

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Can nipples be so inverted that they pull areolas in as well? 17 years old, developed breasts at 10, inverted nipples and no visible areolas.

Can nipples be so inverted that they pull areolas in as well? 17 years old, developed breasts at 10, inverted nipples and no visible areolas.

See specialist: It is difficult to answer this question without examining you. Look for a breast specialist in your area who can examine you and make recommendations. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

Breast feeding : Most women are able to breast feed after implants, but that can't be guaranteed. ...Read more

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Why do breasts become dark around nipple ?

Why do breasts become dark around nipple ?

That is called the : Areola. The areola has small bumps called montgomery glands that help to keep the nipple well lubricated. One functional issue for the darkness of that area of the breast is that it makes it easier for a baby to find when a baby is breast feeding. ...Read more

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Does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?

Does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?

Possibly: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Nipple problems: If someone is breastfeeding and has cracked nipples there may be some blood. Most women don't have to deal with that. Also need to have someone see if it is a boil - as in an infection - or if it is a blister from nursing. If someone is having problems breastfeeding it would be a good idea to talk to a lactation consultant. Also should have breasts checked by MD to see if infected or not. ...Read more

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If a woman gives birth, will her breasts shrink back to normal size without breast feeding?

Some do, some don't: Most commonly, yes, after pregnancy women's breasts go back to their original size both with and without breastfeeding. Having said that, some women experience that their breasts are smaller after pregnancy, and some women experience breasts that stay larger. Age, weight gain and pre-pregnancy weight can affect this as well. ...Read more

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Are toddler girls born with breasts?

Are toddler girls born with breasts?

Breast tissue: Both baby boys and girls can have breast tissue in the newborn period. This is due to the exposure of the baby to mother's hormones in utero. It is generally self limited and causes no problems. ...Read more

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I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

HT Topic pages: Here is a link to the healthtap topic page on sensitive and sore nipples. Here you will find many answers on this subject. https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/sensitive-nipples. ...Read more

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Do men's breasts have milk ducts?

Do men's breasts have milk ducts?

Galactorrhea: Men and women both have "milk ducts, " but a different hormonal environment leads to milk production in women only. Lactation is the true production of milk that occurs during pregnancy when Progesterone levels are high and stimulate maturation of the milk producing glands. Outside this setting, we worry about tumors and hormonal imbalances (prolactin) that lead to galactorrhea (nipple discharge). ...Read more

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Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Generally, not: A breast fibroadenoma is usually solid, well defined, and "rubbery" to palpation and does not involve the mammary ducts, thus no discharge. During pregnancy, the discharge may be the initial preparation of the breasts to manufacture milk. Call your OB md and have it evaluated. ...Read more