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Breast Feeding And Sore Nipple
Im breast feeding and have sore nipples so i started to use nipple shields i now have really itchy nipples and spots around my breasts on my body?/?
Infection: Sounds like an infection. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
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
Im breast feeding and have sore nipples so i started to use nipple shields i now have really itchy nipples and spots around my breasts and on my body?
My wife says she has been experiencing sharp pains in breasts, sore nipples and pink. She has been breast feeding our new borne. Should we be worried?
Probably not: In the first few days and sometimes week or two of breastfeeding it can be painful. This is especially true if first child. There are many things you can do to relieve pain and the la leche league can be a good resource. If there is localized heat or redness or you have a fever there may be an infection and should see a provider to confirm. Even with infection you do not have to stop feeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nipples are sore and leaking I have merina coil stopped breast feeding 10 months ago! what does this mean?
Unclear: This depends on what happened with your mild production over these past months... If you said to me you weaned, there was NO MILK WHATSOEVER for 9 months, then leakage started this month, that might make me want to investigate this with careful history, exam and labs. If leakage has been intermittent, and every time you express there is milk, then I would say, just stop checking! ...Read more
I finished my period a week ago and now have sore nipples and tiny spots on the areola. They feel and look as though I am breast feeding?
Hormonal effects: If your period ended "one week ago" and your period is 5-7 days, you may be having a "double ovulation" which produces twice as much estrogen and progesterone, and the levels can mimic early pregnancy. These levels of hormone can have a temporary effect on your areolae, making them tender and slightly swollen. This is not abnormal, but if your next period is "late", get a serum pregnancy test. ...Read more
I have not had the return of my menstral cycle. I have been breast feeding 13 months. Recently had cramps..Now sore nipples. I'm 41..Confused on sore?
Menses ; breast milk: It is not uncommon to have an absence of your period while breastfeeding. However, ovulation can still occur as well as pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test first and foremost, then when breast feeding has ceased your period will return if you are not pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to tell if my breast milk is drying up? I have been nursing for 17 months and my nipples are getting sore because my daughter is sucking so hard.
Lack of engorgement.: If you were to skip a nursing, one would expect a moderate amount of engorgement or fullness. If you then express the milk, it would indicate how much you have per feeding. Most toddlers require about 16-24 oz of milk/d and solids. If not enough, may have poor weight gain or urine output. Many toddlers continue to suckle at the breast for self comfort like a pacifier. Decision time for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: You could try using a breast pump so that you get used to the sensation. That said, keep in mind that the actual suckling of the baby is mechanically much more than the neg pressure generated from the suction pump. Also, that the act of nursing your baby is itself the best way to get your nipples to adapt. Congrats on your baby and your decision to breast feed. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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