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Breastfeeding Sore Nipples Head Cold
Lots of ways: Keep your bra off after breastfeeding: let them air dry completely. Don't use a breast pad unless absolutely necessary: the pad traps moisture (leaked milk) like a sweat sock, and can lead to yeast infections and cracked nipples. Apply lanolin to the nipples after they are dry. Change the baby's position when feeding: too much pressure from sucking on the same spot can cause sore nipples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
No: Generally no. Sore nipples may mean a poor latch, so check to make sure baby is latched appropriately. Sore nipples may also signify a yeast infection- you may need prescription creams to treat, but can try over the counter Hydrocortisone first and see if it helps. Olive oil massaged into the nipple can also help soreness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Latch, positioning: Sore nipples with breastfeeding can be due to a combination of things. Remember baby massages your aerola to nurse. A baby tip feeding on nipples will cause soreness + pain. Positioning matters-both babe + mom need to be comfortable. Also skin irritation, rashes, yeast + bacterial infections can add to soreness. Connect w a lactation consultant or nursing mothers peer group 4 support, ideas. ...Read more
Likely normal: Sore nipples are a common and normal symptom as well as heartburn. It is likely just due to hormonal changes associated with your menstrual cycle. Is it possible you are pregnant? Are you sexually active? What sort of contraception or birth control do you use? Take over the counter medicine for heartburn, ask the pharmacist for advice. I recommend Tums (calcium carbonate) or rolaids and sitting upright after meals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5wks 2dys late 3 neg hpt test last on 3/15. Lt headed, urinating and hungry more, sore nipples, headaches, cramps 2 days and extremely lt spotting?
Bloated stomach for about 6 weeks now. My head & stomach hurts, I'm tired most of the time, moody, sore nipples, blood in urine. What could it be?
Here are some ...: Your clinical scenario is somewhat complex for online answering because of age and multiple diversive Sx which may suspect UTI or pregnancy or lifestyle ... All of these need to be sorted out by analyzing detailed Hx with sequence of events, conducting physical exam including pelvic, testing with UA, U-culture, imaging with US, etc. With these in mind, see Doc and work with her/him closely. Best.. ...Read more
2 week late on period, 3 negative hpt negative blood tests - yet very very sore nipples, head aches, hunger, stomach cramps , any reasons?
Missed period: You may have tested too early for pregnancy. Test again, as your symptoms are consistent with pregnancy. If not pregnant then see your doctor about what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more
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