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My baby has little sores inside her mouth, and she cries when nursing; what should I do?

My baby has little sores inside her mouth, and she cries when nursing; what should I do?

Evaluate: Mouth sores can be from a virus, bacteria, thrush or due to trauma or teething. No matter the cause, some pain relief is warranted. Simple tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil are commonly used and frequently effective. Gentle oral hygiene such as OTC gly-oxide can be helpful. Sucking on a small piece of cloth-covered ice is a nice tip. If the sores worsen or pain relief fails, then a medical exam is required. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have cold sores on my mouth and suspect it has spread further down into my throat, i'm nursing my baby, what can I do?

I have cold sores on my mouth and suspect it has spread further down into my throat, i'm nursing my baby, what can I do?

It is self limiting: Cold sore in the mouth do not need any treatment and will go away by itself.As long as you do not kiss the baby there will be no problem nursing the baby and you can continue to breast feed. ...Read more

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I have gotten 3 oral granulomas in 2 months. They go away and come back in a different place in my mouth. Is it from nursing? Or sores from lupus?

I have gotten 3 oral granulomas in 2 months. They go away and come back in a different place in my mouth. Is it from nursing? Or sores from lupus?

Oral sore /lupus: see previous answer. F/U with rheumatologist as if from lupus will only resolve with lupus treatment. Check herpes I titers,may be concomitant infection. Chck TSH maybe high and predispose to poor immune regulation. gargle with saltwater to avoid super- infection with bacteria,check for strep. Check it is lupus and not sarcoid/bechets ...Read more

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My baby has a blister on her lip. Could this be from nursing too often?

My baby has a blister on her lip. Could this be from nursing too often?

Yes: Yes, blisters certainly can be a feeding blister or feeding callous. It could also represent something else. If it persists or the child has other worrisome symptoms (such as fever, lethargy, poor feeding, etc...) then the child should be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?

I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?

Irritated nerve?: If there is pain, tingling, numbness, or electrical sensations felt when a person moves her head or neck in a particular direction, she may be irritating or compressing a nerve coming out of the spinal cord. A neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctor can figure out the problem and start therapy. Sometimes neck x-rays and / or MRI are needed. ...Read more

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Is it true that nursing can cause tooth decay? I've heard that nursing can cause a child's teeth to decay, especially if they nurse right before falling asleep. Is there any truth to this? If so, is there anything we can do to prevent it? .

Is it true that nursing can cause tooth decay? I've heard that nursing can cause a child's teeth to decay, especially if they nurse right before falling asleep. Is there any truth to this? If so, is there anything we can do to prevent it?


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Decay happens!: The same rules apply whether you bottle feed or nurse...Teeth that are not cleaned and are covered with breast milk, formula or food will be at higher of decay. The cure is to make sure you use the age appropriate oral hygiene techniques after ever feeding - even bedtime! you're the parent and you create the culture of oral healthcare and oral hygiene in your home. ...Read more

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Are sunken veins on forehead normal after having baby 6 months ago and completed nursing 1 month ago?started phentermine diet & Alopecia Ariotaon head

Are sunken veins on forehead normal after having baby 6 months ago and completed nursing 1 month ago?started phentermine diet & Alopecia
Ariotaon head

Nothing to worry : Sunken veins on forehead may be normal and there is nothing to worry about.But at the next Appontment with your doctors let them look at it to find out if anything needs to be done about it ...Read more

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Why do babies sweat in nursing asleep?

Why do babies sweat in nursing asleep?

Baby sweats w feeds: Babies tend to sweat during a feeding if they are "working hard" to nurse. Some of these babies have an underlying heart problem. It is best to check with your infant's doctor asap for a full exam and weight check. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have my teeth whitened/bleached while nursing?

Is it safe to have my teeth whitened/bleached while nursing?

QUESTIONABLE: I would avoid any unnecessary chemical in my body if i were nursing. Why take the risk.Whiten. ...Read more

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Why does the skin on my newborn's head and face turn red while he's nursing?

Why does the skin on my newborn's head and face turn red while he's nursing?

Erythema: The top of a baby's head is where they generate the most heat and has a large body service area compared to an older child. It is certainly appropriate for you to notice redness or warmth when your baby is nursing. ...Read more

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My 7mo just got 2 bottom teeth and now bites me while nursing. How can I stop this behavior? Will I have to wene her?

My 7mo just got 2 bottom teeth and now bites me while nursing. How can I stop this behavior? Will I have to wene her?

Latching problem: Sounds like the baby might be having a problem latching on. Speak to a lactating specialists. This is a common problem and is easy to fix. ...Read more

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I'm getting four teeth pulled next week will I be able to go back to work the next day? I work as a CNA in a Nursing home.

I'm getting four teeth pulled next week will I be able to go back to work the next day? I work as a CNA in a Nursing home.

Probably: It depends why the teeth are being extracted If The tEeth have little bone support and possibly infected you can go to work If they are buried in Bone then it will be a big project and you may be better going home Ask you dentist ...Read more

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How can nursing an infant be impacted by hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism?

How can nursing an infant be impacted by hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism?

Hard to predict: The effect of hyper- or hypothyroidism on the baby should be minor as her thyroid will adjust how much it makes to keep him normal. However, the abnormal thyroid hormone levels, or the antibodies that cause them, could cause the mother to make less milk. If the baby becomes fretful quickly after starting to nurse, and mom can't easily express milk, the baby may need supplemental formula. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nursing careers want to work with babies?

Can you tell me about nursing careers want to work with babies?

Nurse?: First you go to nursing school to be an RN [Registered Nurse] or LPN [Licensed Practical Nurse] Then you can get a job in a pediatric outpatient clinic or a hospital pediatric unit. You may also want to take it further and be a Nurse practitioner. Good luck ...Read more

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Can you get your wisdom teeth removed while nursing?

Can you get your wisdom teeth removed while nursing?

Yes: Make sure to notify your Oral Surgeon about your complete medical history. Post-surgical medications may make it necessary for you to take a brief hiatus from nursing. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother pass mono to her infant through the breastmilk?

Can a nursing mother pass mono to her infant through the breastmilk?

Yes & No: 1. Verify that the mother has mononucleosis or a mono-like illness; there are several viruses that cause mono or mono-like illness; 2. Ebstein barr virus is present in breast milk; studies show very little transmission mother to infant in that manner; there is some evidence mother to fetus transmission during pregnancy; CMV however is very transmissible; 3. Largest risk factor is saliva transmiss. ...Read more

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What precautions can I take if I have a cold sore and am nursing and looking after my 1.5 month old infant? Worried she will catch it from me :(

What precautions can I take if I have a cold sore and am nursing and looking after my 1.5 month old infant? Worried she will catch it from me :(

Cold Sore-: There is no contraindication to breast feeding if you have a cold sore. It may rather help the baby to get immunity from you through breast milk. Just maintain personal hygiene, cover the sore on your lip or face with petrolatum jelly or similar, clean yourself, wash hands before nursing. ...Read more

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I have an old round dark scar from infant biting during nursing on my nipple, is over a year old noticed tonight it is larger, should i be worried?

I have an old round dark scar from infant biting during nursing on my nipple, is over a year old noticed tonight it is larger, should i be worried?

No: The scar may be "maturing" or demonstrating an increase in the amount of fibrous tissue. If the area continues to become larger or painful see a healthcare professional. ...Read more