Top
10
Doctor insights on: Breast Itching Mastitis Breastfeeding

Share
Dr. Michael Gabor
4 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
From research, mastitis is common when breastfeeding, I have all symptoms of mastitis but not breastfeeding, so is this from partner sucking breast?

From research, mastitis is common when breastfeeding, I have all symptoms of mastitis but not breastfeeding, so is this from partner sucking breast?

Other causes: Mastitis is common while breastfeeding, but there are other causes, and often unrelated to suckling on the nipple. There is also a severe form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer that can look just like mastitis, with redness and warmth and swelling of the breast skin. You should have your physician examine you. ...Read more

3

3
How to dry breast milk I have mastitis and i decided to stop breastfeeding i need something to dry breast milk

How to dry breast milk I have mastitis and i decided to stop breastfeeding i need something to dry breast milk

Will stop: Once you stop breastfeeding, milk production will stop on its own. If you have mastitis, i recommend you pump to keep the ducts open and help clear the infection. Speak with your gynecologist or find a breast surgeon to help you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Breastfeeding my three day old. My breasts are very full and she does not fully empty them. Is that okay or will I develop mastitis?

Breastfeeding my three day old. My breasts are very full and she does not fully empty them. Is that okay or will I develop mastitis?

Breast feeding ?: There is one major cause and that would be how well she is latching. If she is not on so that most of the arola is covered and just on the nipple itself, she will not get the milk out as she needs and you will get very sore. If you are so full she can't latch, try expressing some milk in advance to soften the area to make it easier for her to get on well. Lactation consult is a great help too. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Hi. I am breastfeeding . I had needle biopsy for 2 lumps in my breast. They were benign but after biopsy I had mastitis. Is this normal? Thank you

Hi. I am breastfeeding . I had needle biopsy for 2 lumps in my breast. They were benign but after biopsy I had mastitis. Is this normal? Thank you

There is a slight: chance of infection following breast needle biopsies(and any procedure puncturing the skin), probably less than 1%. It is a known complication, it is not "normal", but unfortunately it occasionally occurs. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
I stopped breastfeeding for my 19 month old baby. Aftr 1 week its got normal..then two breast are itching .

I stopped breastfeeding for my 19 month old baby. Aftr 1 week  its got normal..then two breast are itching .

Still going strong: Check your breast for any sign of yeast infection to cause itching around nipples, or mastitis with which you may have redness or tenderness also. Since after stopping breast feeding, your internal clock still needs a little time to send the signal to stop producing milk, you can expect to feel unease for a while. ...Read more

8

8
I have dark discoloration under my breasts. No itching, peeling, or pain. I have small breasts and I am breastfeeding have been for almost 2 years.

I have dark discoloration under my breasts. No itching, peeling, or pain. I have small breasts and I am breastfeeding have been for almost 2 years.

Melasma : Melasma on the chest is not as frequent as in the face. The patches are usually symmetric and may have a "moth-eaten" appearance to their borders. Melasma due to pregnancy usually regresses within a year after delivery; however, areas of hyperpigmentation may never completely resolve. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
1,079 doctors shared insights

Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


Dr. Greg Pahnke
92 doctors shared insights

Tender Swollen Lump In Breast (Definition)

A tender swollen lump on the breast may be a sign of a breast ...Read more