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I have clotrimazole cream for my nipples, I forgot to wash it off the last time I breast fed... Is it harmful to babies??

I have clotrimazole cream for my nipples, I forgot to wash it off the last time I breast fed... Is it harmful to babies??

Poison control : Your question is a good one. The resource for you is to call your local poison control number. The have countless files on questions like this. They are the experts. We will just be guessing. They are available 24/7 and the service is usually free. Hopefully you will not get to use them often. ...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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3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple.Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine. ?

3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple.Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine. ?

Need PCP evaluation: not enough information for reason why ranitidine prescribed. Infant needs a thorough PE to evaluate problem. I suggest stopping the ranitidine to exclude possible side effects, unless aspiration following feeding has occurred. Many babies erp up a lot but grow normally. ...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

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What is coming out of my nipples? Only when i squeeze i get a semi-thick white substance. I can see it under the skin before i squeeze it. Breast cancer does run in my family. I am 19 years old. No babies, no piercings, no birth control.

What is coming out of my nipples? Only when i squeeze i get a semi-thick white substance. I can see it under the skin before i squeeze it. Breast cancer does run in my family. I am 19 years old. No babies, no piercings, no birth control.

You : You describe leaking a white substance, which is probably breast milk and we call it galactorrhea. Breast milk formation is abnormal if it occurs more than 12 months after pregnancy lactation. You should have this checked to understand the cause. Galactorrhea is caused by an excess of a hormone called prolactin. Excess prolactin can be caused by intense suckling, medications, low thyroid hormone conditions (hypothyroid), excess estrogen (birth control pills), stress, some unusual brain lesions or even non-cancerous pituitary tumors. If the galactorrhea is caused by a specific disease then you need the disease treated. If there is no significant disease and the amount of discharge is minimal then sometimes no treatment is necessary. If the galactorrhea is causing embarrassing wetness or simply bothers you but there is no other serious disorder then medication can stop decrease the prolactin levels and the breast milk. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for baby girls to develop lumps of tissue under their nipples like breasts?

Is it normal for baby girls to develop lumps of tissue under their nipples like breasts?

Yes: A burst of your hormones pass to your baby shortly before delivery, one of the finishing touches in preparing her lungs to breathe air when she is born. These hormones include estrogen and androgens, and can have several transient side effects. Real, mature breast tissue forms, creating firm lumps under the nipples. Some babies even leak some real milk from their breasts. ...Read more

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What could be reasons of sore nipples? I'm not breast feeding and I don't have a baby...

What could be reasons of sore nipples?  I'm not breast feeding and I don't have a baby...

Bra friction: Joggers often get sore nipples from friction. Small amounts of weight gain can increase breast size causing the usual bra to fit too tight. Hormone changes like estrogen from medications can also cause. ...Read more

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Is there something that I can put on my nipple so baby could stop sucking breast? he's 7 months old & refuses to take bottle

Is there something that I can put on my nipple so baby could stop sucking breast? he's 7 months old & refuses to take bottle

Clothing: It is called clothing to cover the breast and nipple and believe me, if the baby is hungry enough he/she will take the bottle. Try a weaning program of every other day breast feeding, then every third, etc with bottle supplementation,. if you don't want to be abrupt about discontinuing breast feeding. ...Read more

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I am not able to breast feed my baby because I think my nipples are too small.?

I am not able to breast feed my baby because I think my nipples are too small.?

You should be fine: Most breasts, regardless of size or shape, are able to provide adequate nutrition and breast milk for your baby. If you have had any type of surgery to your breasts, breast feeding may not be possible. Have a lactation consultant assist you with latching so that your baby gets enough milk. ...Read more

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7 months pregnant and breasts have been leaking colostrum, third baby, nipples stinging really bad. Why?

7 months pregnant and breasts have been leaking colostrum, third baby, nipples stinging really bad. Why?

Body preparing: Congrats on baby number 3! your body has "been there, done that" before, and so knows a baby is soon to come and is now beginning to prepare for what happens after birth, including early milk production and toughing of the nipples. This time it recognizes the pattern, and so these type of changes occur earlier in subsequent pregnancies. Make sure you are getting plenty of rest to prepare for birth. ...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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My baby is 65 days old i feel some days my right breast nipple is sore when baby suck it please help me?

My baby is 65 days old i feel some days my right breast nipple is sore when baby suck it please help me?

Normal: Pain, tenderness, raw skin are normal things that happen when breast feeding. There are over the counter remedies and creams that can help. Your OB may have tips as well. ...Read more

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How to take care of your breast i mean hygiene, before you breastfeed your baby? Do I have to clean nipple if yes how?

How to take care of your breast i mean hygiene, before you breastfeed your baby? Do I have to clean nipple if yes how?

Simple cleaning: Avoid using any soaps on your breasts as they can dry your skin, cause irritation and painful cracking. Your breastmilk has wonderful antiinfective qualities and is a great moisturizer to use. If you use a nipple cream, select one that has minimal scents and dyes as these products can be irritating. So a daily shower/bath suffices to keep your breasts clean. ...Read more

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I have very visible blue veins on my breasts and nipples since having my last child 6 years ago. Surgery or prevention tips?

I have very visible blue veins on my breasts and nipples since having my last child 6 years ago.  Surgery or prevention tips?

Wait and watch: If the veins are not causing any symptoms and are not a cosmetic issue for any one other than yourself or your partner, it would be prudent to leave these alone. Treating such an issue is likely to be more trouble that it may be worth. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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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Im 21 and I've just noticed today that when i squeeze my left nipple green pusy stuff came out. I had a baby 3 years ago and breast fed for first month?

Needs an exam : After you have a child it is pretty normal to be able to express liquid from your breast. If you are concerned though you will need to schedule a visit to have an examination done. ...Read more

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Is it still possible to breast feed your child when you have psoriasis on your areola and nipple?

Is it still possible to breast feed your child when you have psoriasis on your areola and nipple?

Shield it: If the nipple/areola/skin condition causes discomfort while breast feeding, employ a breast shield. ...Read more