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How can I soothe sore nipples after breastfeeding?

How can I soothe sore nipples after breastfeeding?

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 more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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How can I prepare my nipples for breastfeeding?

How can I prepare my nipples for breastfeeding?

Relaxation: Your body is producing the necessary hormones during pregnancy to prepare you for breastfeeding. The most important thing is to relax and not stress about it. Teaching your baby the correct latch, breastfeeding early on (in delivery room if possible!) and breastfeeding frequenty (10-12 times daily) in the first couple of days will best prepare your breasts successful breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How can I make my inverted nipples work for breastfeeding?

How can I make my inverted nipples work for breastfeeding?

No-surgery v surgery: There are a variety of approaches for treating inverted nipples beginning with a nipple aspirator or nipplette device proceeding to nipple piercing and then to duct preserving techniques and lastly to duct transection. These are listed in increasing order of severity the last procedure most likely to compromise the ability of lactate and nurse. ...Read more

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Really badly itchy breasts! breastfeeding for 4 months?

Really badly itchy breasts! breastfeeding for 4 months?

Hormone or reaction: it could be a simple allergic reaction to the bro, T shirt or whatever touching your breast use Hydrocortisone cream from over the counter and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to see if it will go away both safe for breast feeding it could be the hormonal changes women go through after pregnancy or while breast feeding other wise you need to see a doctor to make the proper diagnosis and give you the proper treatment ...Read more

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Sore right breast, need breastfeeding advice?

Sore right breast, need breastfeeding advice?

Nursing: Keep nursing on that side especially, if the milk gets backed up causing milk cysts and pain you can use warm compresses and manually massage to clear that locked dust if nursing doesn't do it. Or pump that side to get better suction to get it out. Just don't stop nursing the sore side as that can lead to infection. Sounds backwords but it works. Call your lactation consultant for guidance also. ...Read more

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How can I soothe sore breasts after giving birth?

How can I soothe sore breasts after giving birth?

Cabbage leaves: Putting cold cabbage leaves on your breasts inside your bra may help to relieve the discomfort . It may also help if you develop mastitis which is an infection some women get while breast feeding. Even if you choose not to breast feed the cabbage leaves will help your breasts feel better as they go through the changes after giving birth. There are different opinions how long to use them 2 hours. ...Read more

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Tender boobs sore nipples, food craving why? Help

Are you sexually : Active? Have you missed your period? If yes, please take a pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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What can a breastfeeding mom take for a sore scratchy throat?

What can a breastfeeding mom take for a sore scratchy throat?

little: If you can "tough it out" i always recommend my breastfeeding moms to not take very much.... However you may want to be seen by your doctor to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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I am breast feeding mother my baby is 3 months old often my breast nipple are cracke please give me some home remide?

I am breast feeding mother my baby is 3 months old often my breast nipple are cracke please give me some home remide?

Lanolin : Lanolin is the best thing for cracked nipples. It is safe for the baby to eat even right after you apply the cream. Put the cream on your nipples after every feeding and you should see improvement pretty quickly. It can also help to express some breast milk and rub that into the skin on your nipples, but lanolin will work a little better. It's available in any store that has breastfeeding supplies. ...Read more

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Can nuvaring cause sore nipples at first?

Can nuvaring cause sore nipples at first?

Yes: Some women are very sensitive to even very small amounts of estrogen, found in NuvaRing. Fortunately your body will adjust to this over time. Try wearing a padded bra for now. ...Read more

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Is there a med. To reduce breast milk for non pregnantive breast milk but im NT pregnant&it's making my breasts heavy&sometimes sore?

Is there a med. To reduce breast milk for non pregnantive breast milk but im NT pregnant&it's making my breasts heavy&sometimes sore?

Galactorrhea: What do you mean --- you have breast milk md you are not pregnant? Ok! if his is what you mean--- thn this could be serious. See your doctor asap as brain tumor needs to be ruled out. Well! once that is ruled out, then we need to worry about the meds to reduce the milk production. ...Read more

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Sore breasts, nipples are swollen and way more sensitive than usual? I start my period very soon

Sore breasts, nipples are swollen and way more sensitive than usual? I start my period very soon

Variable: Symptoms associated with menstrual and hormonal changes can be variable from month to month, year to year. What was normal in your teens for you cycle may disappear and a different "normal" may appear in your 20's or 30's. If you miss a period, take a pregnancy test! ...Read more

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I am a breast feed mother I have cold can I take antibiotic during breast feeding?

I am a breast feed mother I have cold can I take antibiotic during breast feeding?

Depends: The general rule is if i would use it for a baby it is ok for use in a breast feeding mother. We exclude sulfa drugs in the first 2 months and drugs like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) that are not generally used in childhood.Just tell the doc you are breastfeeding and they should sort that out, or ask again when you know which one is being considered. ...Read more

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What are reasons for sore nipples besides pregnancy?

Increased estrogen: Many women have increased sensitivity or even soreness in the nipples as their estrogen levels increase during their menstrual cycle. Taking estrogen for menopause can also do this. Also, clothing rubbing on the breasts, a poorly fitting bra, or other stimulation can make the nipples sore.Try using nipple shields like nursing mothers use to help prevent continued irritation. ...Read more

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I've been breastfeeding for 4 months and a white spot on nipple, please help?

White spot: A white spot on nipple may indicate a blocked milk duct. Use warm compresses to help open the duct ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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Nipple Irritation (Definition)

A condition that can include nipple discharge, irritation, cracking, and swelling, and which can occur in both men and women. ...Read more