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Breastfeeding After Nipples Have Developed Scar Tissue From Piercing
Surgeon: I would suggest a plastic surgeon who is familiar with nipple reconstructive surgery. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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
Possible: It is possible, but also not as possible that it will squirt far. The nipple should be well inside the baby's mouth so it doesn't matter a lot if it leaks some out the side. You'll just have to try it and see how it goes. Many women with pierced nipples breastfeed without problems. (of course with the piercing removed.). ...Read more
Im breastfeeding & have a recurring nipple blister. Piercing skin slightly w/ sterilized needle, expressing, keeping it moist & wearing loose clothing doesn't help. Piercing worked first time but now it's bigger & doesn't go away. Advice pls?
Repositioning: Try another hold or position for baby. You should be able to avoid blistering. Consider seeing your Obstetrician in case the blister represents infection. ...Read more
Ductogram: There may not be any way to tell if a nipple duct is clogged unless one does a ductogram. This involves injecting dye into a duct using a fine catheter which is quite involved and tedious. Why do you need to know? If you worry about breastfeeding, you have several dozen ducts which can provide milk. ...Read more
Piercing a scar: I advise against any piercings through existing clinically significant scar tissue. Scar tissue is less pliant has poor circulation and poorer healing which could open the door to imperfection or eroding through the piercing. Thanks for your question dan downey M.D. Downey plastic surgery www.Dr-downey.Com. ...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
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