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What is the definition or description of: Breasts engorged?

What is the definition or description of: Breasts engorged?

Breasts engorged: Breasts are swollen and firm due to breast milk excess. This often happens when milk production exceeds amount of milk baby is taking. Engorgement also occurs when "milk comes in" switching from colostrum to mature milk several days after birth. ...Read more

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Breasts Engorged (Definition)

Breasts are swollen and firm due to breast milk excess. This often happens when milk production exceeds amount of milk baby is taking. Engorgement also occurs when "milk comes in" switching from colostrum to mature milk ...Read more


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Please tell me if it is safe to breast and bottle feed my newborn?

Please tell me if it is safe to breast and bottle feed my newborn?

Yes: Absolutely safe to do.Many families use this approach.The occasional problem is intolerance to the formula , such as gas , loose stools, and spitting. Otherwise no problem. ...Read more

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I breastfeed and bottle feed but yesterday I smoked, how will it effect my baby if I were to breast feed her?

I breastfeed and bottle feed but yesterday I smoked, how will it effect my baby if I were to breast feed her?

SLight symptoms: She may be a bit jittery and may spit up a bit more, making her a bit more fussy from the nicotine exposure. That being said, breast is still the best food source for your child. Please try to decrease or stop smoking while nursing. Thanks for trying to feed your baby the best way. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my six week can't nurse properly she is born 6week earlier I use to bottle feed her(with breast milk)but.?

Should i be concerned if my six week can't nurse properly she is born 6week earlier I use to bottle feed her(with breast milk)but.?

Lactation specialist: Not sure i understood the question but it sounds like you are having trouble with your infant breast feeding as the infant was born premature. A lactation specialist which they should have in the hospital can give you a great deal of advice. There are many people in the community that the dr could refer you to that might be very glad to help. ...Read more

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10 wk old bf only never had a bottle. I feel very uncomfortable feeding around moms who bottle feed as they make me feel inferior. Is breast best?

10 wk old bf  only never had a bottle. I feel very uncomfortable feeding around moms who bottle feed as they make me feel inferior. Is breast best?

Yes: Study after study suggests benefits from breast feeding outweigh any from bottle feed. Of course, not every mom is able to breast feed, so we don't want to make anyone feel guilty, since basic calories are important for baby. But given a choice, we'd always recommend breast feeding for as long as possible. Check out http://goo.Gl/jkwdzm (webmd) & http://goo.Gl/q39ee (mayo clinic). ...Read more

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Baby refusing to bf or bottle feed since she started baby rice last week. Stopped baby rice still she bf from 1 breast for 10min then start crying?

Be patient with her: Baby actually gets almost 90% of feeding from breast within first 5 minutes of nursing, thus, i expect she is getting most of the feeding off of that breast. You are right to stop the cereal - her milk is the mainstay of her nutrition, and she needs to nurse or take the formula. You could also try sips from a cup if she refuses the bottle -maybe she's just growing up too fast! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 4 day old infant, that I am breast and bottle feed. How can I completely empty the milk in my breast?

What to do if I have a 4 day old infant, that I am breast and bottle feed. How can I completely empty the milk in my breast?

Breastfeeding: If you have enough milk to exclusively breast feed no bottle feeding is needed. In 15 minutes of sucking the baby will empty the breast. If he/she is satisfied with only nursing on one side you can pump the other side and freeze it for future use. Pumping does not completely empty the breast like the suction from a baby but a good pump will do ok. ...Read more

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My baby girl is 1year old some days ago she refuse bottle feed and always trying breast feed but breast feed not enough for her please help me ?

My baby girl is 1year old some days ago she refuse bottle feed and always trying breast feed but breast feed not enough for her please help me
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If your daughter: won't drink from the bottle and your breast milk supply has decreased compared to her need,you can try giving her a cup of whole milk or formula (either a sippy cup or a regular cup).She is old enough to introduce this. She probably won't drink as much from the cup at the beginning, but once she gets used to it,she will probably do well. If she still won't drink enough, please speak to her doctor. ...Read more

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My 2hlf month old baby on bottle feed than breast feed, she not try to pass stool by herslf , daily im applying vaseline thn she pass . Why like this?

My 2hlf month old baby on bottle feed than breast feed, she not try to pass stool by herslf , daily im applying vaseline thn she pass  . Why like this?

Doctor can check: The doctor can check the baby to see if the baby is fine or is constipated. Some babies do not poop every day, while others are having problems and need to poop more often than that. Generally, as long as a baby is normal in eating, growth, and development; and does not have firm poop, bloating, or tummy aches; then the number of poops per day is not very important. ...Read more

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3 month baby have a little cough, sneezes sometimes & runny nose. Breast & bottle feed. What should I do?

3 month baby have a little cough, sneezes sometimes & runny nose. Breast & bottle  feed. What should I do?

Not much you can : Do for this age group. More of supportive treatment. Saline solution, bulb suctioning, hydration. If cough is worst, your baby is not eating , or develop fever, you need to go see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How long does asymmetric breasts associated with clogged milk duct last?

How long does asymmetric breasts associated with clogged milk duct last?

Mastitis or Mondor's: This could be due to a variety of causes which i would discuss with your lactation consultant it gynecologist. Antibiotics and warm compresses may help to alleviate infection or congestion. ...Read more

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Can I massage my breast to help loosen a clogged milk duct?

Can I massage my breast to help loosen a clogged milk duct?

Clogged duct: Take a warm shower, then massage breast where clog is toward the nipple. Continue to nurse. If possible try to rotate baby's position so the nose is toward the clog. Call your doctor if fever. If getting them often, avoid tight or underwire bra and don't skip feeds. If pumping and getting often, increase the diameter of the phalange. It can take a couple days to get clog out. ...Read more

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What is clogged milk duct and can I still breast feed?

What is clogged milk duct and can I still breast feed?

See below: The milk duct becomes swollen and milk can't pass. You can still breast feed however. ...Read more

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How long does breast lumpiness associated with clogged milk duct last?

How long does breast lumpiness associated with clogged milk duct last?

Few days: If you are breast feeding and you have experienced lumpy tender breast/breasts as you are learning to breast feed, you may have mild engorgement. If you have pain and fever call your OB about need for medication. If no fever, try pumping breasts for 3-5 minutes before breast feeding to get milk flowing and unclog ducts. Usually 2 or 3 days of this before feeds will resolve problem. ...Read more

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If my breast has a painful lump, and i’m nursing, is it a clogged milk duct?

If my breast has a painful lump, and i’m nursing, is it a clogged milk duct?

Could be: If you have pain, swelling, redness or a new lump, always consult your gyn or primary care doctor. This could be a clogged duct, and may lead to infection. Your doctor can advise you. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my left breast. it also itches something fierce. could it be a clogged milk duct or maybe an infection of some kind?

What do you suggest if my left breast. it also itches something fierce. could it be a clogged milk duct or maybe an infection of some kind?

Breastfeeding?: It sounds as if you are breastfeeding? If so a clogged duct can present as a tender red area of the breast. The itchiness also concerns me for a yeast infection, especially if the nipple is involved. Try a warm compress on any red area tonight, be sure the baby is draining the area by compressing the milk ducts in that area. See your physician if this is not better in 24 hours, may need yeast rx ...Read more

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I have a lump in my breast that my obgyn said could possibly be a clogged milk duct but I've done everything possible to unclog it and it's still ther?

I have a lump in my breast that my obgyn said could possibly be a clogged milk duct but I've done everything possible to unclog it and it's still ther?

Get is checked furth: Further check up is advised. You may benefit from a second opinion. How large is this lump and for how long have you had it? If it is growing in size, then it needs to be further evaluated to make sure that it is not cancerous(uncommon in your age group, but not impossible). A Mammogram may be useful to further define its nature and monitor its size over the next 6 months to one year. ...Read more

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Clogged Milk Duct (Definition)

Clogged Milk Ducts can occur during breastfeeding when milk production exceeds nursing by the baby. Milk backs up within the duct and causes pain, ...Read more