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Dr. Chevies Newman Dr. Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Hello doctor, my girlfriend is 22yrs old anf is not pregnant nor breast feeding but she is having nipple pain and blood vomitings. What might be rsn?

Hello doctor, my girlfriend is 22yrs old anf is not pregnant nor breast feeding but she is having nipple pain and blood vomitings. What might be rsn?

The nipple pain: Is not related to the bleeding, also called hemptosyis. There a few reasons why she may vomit blood but all of them require a doctor visit. In the meantime get Omeprazole 40 mg per day, highest chance is an ulcer. Get a pregnancy test, could be recurrent nausea of pregnancy and elevated hormones, but bring her in, she sounds sick. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Dr. John Nesbitt Dr. Nesbitt
Urology
37 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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What does blood in the urine mean if breastfeeding?

What does blood in the urine mean if breastfeeding?

Not normal: Visible blood in the urine is not normal and should be investigated. Common causes are infection, kidney stones, inflammation, tumors. See a urologist for a complete evaluation to ensure early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen Dr. Wallen
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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If nipples are for breastfeeding a baby, so why do men have them?

If nipples are for breastfeeding a baby, so why do men have them?

It's embryology: All humans start off as essentially female in the womb no matter what your chromosome arrangement is. After several weeks, if you have a Y chromosome, testosterone kicks in and it changes the chemistry in the genitals and the brain. But the nipples are already there...so they stay. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Swor Dr. Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
36 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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What is the best way to take care of my nipples while breastfeeding?

What is the best way to take care of my nipples while breastfeeding?

Lanolin: Exposure to air to "toughen" the sensitive skin and lanolin cream for soothing relief are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Ramsey Dr. Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
32 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Why do nipples itch while breastfeeding?

Different things: It could be dermatitis or yeast from staying wet much of the time. You can air dry them between feedings or use nipple shields that keep them from direct contact with wet clothing. You can find those at a breastfeeding supply store. You can put lotrimin (clotrimazole) af cream on them 3 times a day for a week to clear up yeast. You just wipe off any excess before feeding, but don't worry about a small amount. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can a breastfeeding consultant order blood work?

Can a breastfeeding consultant order blood work?

Not in most locals: State rules vary but most require a physician, pa or certified nurse practitioner to order any lab. Most consultants work alongside some of these professionals & can recommend that it be done. ...Read more

Dr. Jennifer Thomas Dr. Thomas
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can I take blood pressure pills while breastfeeding?

Can I take blood pressure pills while breastfeeding?

Yes: There are very few medications that absolutely can't be taken while breastfeeding. If you need specific information on your meds, you can access that on the web lactmed or the infant risk center, a service for mothers, at (806)-352-2519. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos Dr. Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Probably not: Are you wondering whether it would be a problem for a diabetic mother to breastfeed? The breastmilk may have elements from the blood serum but it is secreted in the milk ducts and not directly produced from blood serum. So I don't think mother's blood sugar will affect baby through breastfeeding ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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What happens if you are breastfeeding, and using blood pressure medication?

What happens if you are breastfeeding, and using blood pressure medication?

Depends: Depends on what you're using. The worst case scenario is to pass along the medicine to the baby and cause it to have low BP. Not all BP meds pass into the milk, though, so contemplative choice of medication is indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Roberts Dr. Roberts
Pediatrics
19 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Should I use cream or ointment to soothe my nipples while i’m breastfeeding?

Should I use cream or ointment to soothe my nipples while i’m breastfeeding?

Yes: Try lanolin! it is natural and safe for your breast feeding baby. It works well for healing cracked nipples (and it also works well for sucking blisters on your baby's mouth as well!) some moms also like aquaphor- which is a vasoline like ointment that is safe to use as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Need to know is white-ish moisture normal on my nipples 11 years after stopping breastfeeding?

Need to know is white-ish moisture normal on my nipples 11 years after stopping breastfeeding?

Could be a problem: Nipple discharge in a non-lactating woman, or any discharge in a man, should prompt a visit to a healthcare provider for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Alison Stuebe Dr. Stuebe
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can breastfeeding injury permanently scar nipples?

Unlikely...: There's lots of blood flow to nipples, so they should be able to heal. A dermatologist may be able to help prescribe a treatment that will held the traumatized area to recover. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Ahrendsen Dr. Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
35 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Is having inverted nipples a problem for breastfeeding?

Is having inverted nipples a problem for breastfeeding?

It can be: Inverted nipples can make it difficult for the baby to latch properly. A good lactation consultant cand show you some things that might help. Many moms find the easiest way to get the all important breastmilk to the infant is to pump and then feed from a bottle. ...Read more

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Dr. Caren Reaves Dr. Reaves
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Since becoming pregnant, my nipples have turned much darker. Will this keep me from breastfeeding? Is this normal?

Since becoming pregnant, my nipples have turned much darker. Will this keep me from breastfeeding? Is this normal?

This is normal: Darkening of the nipples and surrounding area called the areola is completely normal in pregnancy. A dark line (the linea nigra) may also appear down the middle of the belly. The color change in pregnancy is more dramatic in darker skinned people. This is all normal and will not affect breastfeeding in any way. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Cat scratched my nipple, will that affect my breastfeeding?

Cat scratched my nipple, will that affect my breastfeeding?

No effect: It shouldn't affect your breast feeding unless the scratch becomes infected. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Lindor Dr. Lindor
Pediatrics
28 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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What can I do if my nipples crack and bleed while breastfeeding?

Get help: There are several ways you can fix this, but the one thing not to do is to just wait and hope it will get better. A lactation consultant or nurse or doctor can help. If you are sore and cracked, it will cause you pain and put you are risk for infection! try allowing the nipple to air dry with some breast milk on them after feeds and review the baby's latch on position carefully. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Blood sugar monitoring--should it be like breastfeeding etiquette?

Why ?: It's a normal & lifesaving process that should be a common & accepted part of american life.Some may be squeamish but that's a personal problem. If you're bothered don't look. Why should anyone have to scoot of to a bathroom stall to do something that is simple & quick with today's meters. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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I stopped breastfeeding and now my nipple is infected. What should I do?

I stopped breastfeeding and now my nipple is infected. What should I do?

Breast infection: See your doctor for antibiotic treatment. You should also apply hot compresses to the breast several times a day ...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