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Will breastfeeding make my breasts sag later in life?

Will breastfeeding make my breasts sag later in life?

Probably: Studies have shown that nursing will likely produce some degree of ptosis (sag). I have a youtube video showing the effects of nursing on normal and augmented breasts. Visit:. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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


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Is it normal for my breasts to be bigger while breastfeeding?

Is it normal for my breasts to be bigger while breastfeeding?

Yes: Not just because the milk makes them balloon, but also because working milk glands are bigger just as working muscles get bigger. ...Read more

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Is it better to or not to breast feed?

Is it better to or not to breast feed?

Better: Hands down - breast feeding is better. Human milk is designed for human babies. Formula is cow's milk, and while the formula companies have tried to get it to be the best it can, it's design is for baby cows, not humans. It has none of the protective antibodies breast milk does to protect baby from disease in the first months.And breast feeding protects mom from breast cancer and helps lose weight. ...Read more

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Should you breast feed with a fibroadenoma?

Should you breast feed with a fibroadenoma?

Yes: You can breastfeed with a fibroadenoma. Fibroadenomas are benign findings and should not have any impact on your breastfeeding or in the quality of the nutrition you provide to your infant. ...Read more

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Will I be able breast feed with hyperkeratosis?

Will I be able breast feed with hyperkeratosis?

Discuss with MD: Hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola is a rare condition.Its characteristic properties are verrucous thickening and brownish discoloration of the nipples and areola. Usually seen in women in the second and third decade of life. The nipple is seldom affected alone.Lesions may become darker & more verrucous during pregnancy, making breast feeding impossible. ...Read more

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How long after I drink can I breast feed again?

How long after I drink can I breast feed again?

Breast Feeding: It is better to not drink at all while you are breast feeding. If you do decide to use alcohol, it depends on the amount your drink, and when you stop. Small amounts can be out of your system in hours. Larger amounts will take 6 or more hours. Negligible alcohol becomes part of the breast milk, so pumping and discarding is not recommended (american academy of pediatrics). ...Read more

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Breast saggy after breastfeeding what can I do?

Breast saggy after breastfeeding what can I do?

Sagging breasts: If it bothers you that much you will have to see a breast reconstructive plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How to prevent sagging breasts with breastfeeding?

Breast feeding is ok: With the help of time & gravity all breasts will eventually sag. Factors that contribute to breast sagging include smoking cigarettes, a woman's body mass index, number of children she has given birth to, breast size prior to pregnancy & genetics. Breast feeding is not considered a major factor when it comes to breast sagging. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy or breastfeeding ruin your breasts?

Does pregnancy or breastfeeding ruin your breasts?

Pregnancy changes it: During pregnancy your breast enlarge and the glands in your breasts get prepared for making milk once you deliver. Once the baby is out and starts to nurse your breasts get even bigger as they actively produce milk. However after breastfeeding for any length of time, your breasts do decrease in size about a cup size. ...Read more

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Can I still breast feed while using salonpas patches?

Not Recommended: Not much is absorbed from Salonpas patches. Minimal amount of Salicylate is absorbed from the skin and theoretically can cause Reye's syndrome. It is rare and I have not seen one. However, FDA does not recommend its use in pregnancy or nursing. If you have already used it, do not worry. Just be safe and do not use it again. ...Read more

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Is it ok that I am breastfeeding with only one breast?

Is it ok that I am breastfeeding with only one breast?

Yes: Yes- usually this is fine. Plenty of babies have a favorite breast to feed off of. But let baby be your guide - are they pooping and peeing well? Are they gaining the correct amount of weight? These are answers your doctor can work with you on. ...Read more

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My baby is congested and I breast feed, how can I help?

My baby is congested and I breast feed, how can I help?

Nasal congestion: In infants the primary cause of congestion are irritants or colds. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that don't bother adults but irritate a baby's nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run.Irritants aggravate colds ; nasal wash helps ...Read more

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How can I get a female breast & can I breast feed a baby?

How can I get a female breast & can I breast feed a baby?

Lactation: Lactation is a complex process requiring specific anatomy and hormonal fluctuations. This is very difficult to reproduce ...Read more

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Will breast become balanced after stopping breastfeeding?

Not likely: If by balanced you mean even, then not likely. Stopping breast feeding will make both decrease in size but there is no reason to expect them to change in relation to each other. Breasts aren't even to start and breast feeding won't change that. ...Read more

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Small breast after stopping breastfeeding? What to do? Thanks

Small breast after stopping breastfeeding? What to do? Thanks

Not that much to do: Unfortunately, pregnancy can increase the size of the breasts as they engorge with milk production. Once breast feeding stops, the breasts will return and then look smaller of course when you were used to them being bigger. You are usually stuck with what god gave you. Short of that, breast implants are the best option. ...Read more