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Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Nipple problems: If someone is breastfeeding and has cracked nipples there may be some blood. Most women don't have to deal with that. Also need to have someone see if it is a boil - as in an infection - or if it is a blister from nursing. If someone is having problems breastfeeding it would be a good idea to talk to a lactation consultant. Also should have breasts checked by MD to see if infected or not. ...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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Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

No: Drinking milk is good for you and the baby and most women's breasts usually become larger from the pregnancy. ...Read more

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BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in. ?

BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in. ?

Evaluation: Get it checked out by your PCP as soon as possible more importantly because of your significant family history and don,t delay. Good luck and happy new year in advance ...Read more

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Does having your nipples pierced effect breast feeding ?

Does having your nipples pierced effect breast feeding ?

Breastfeeding: By and large nipple piercing will not interfere with your breastfeeding as long as you remove your jewelry before feeding. Be aware that nipple piercing can sometime lead to blocked milk ducts and infection. ...Read more

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Woman start produce lot of breastmilk, not pregnant.Frequent stimuli by sex, husband suck on breast, many orgasms.Tense breast, quirts milk when squeeze.

Woman start produce lot of breastmilk, not pregnant.Frequent stimuli by sex, husband suck on breast, many orgasms.Tense breast, quirts milk when squeeze.

See MD: Likely that is related to frequent stimuli- from your husband. To stop it, you have to stop the over stimulation to the breast. Having said that, you should also go to see your doctor to rule out other causes like medication, other condition like certain tumor etc- especially with your excess hair and high blood pressure- certain tumor on the pituitary gland for instance has to be ruled out. ...Read more

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How do mothers with surgically enhanced breasts breastfeed?

How do mothers with surgically enhanced breasts breastfeed?

Breast feeding: It is entirely possible to breast feed normally after breast implants. There are some women that have difficulty with breast feeding whether they have had implants or not. There is no way to know if it was the implants that caused the problem. If I have a patient who is concerned about the future possibility of breast feeding, we spend time discussing this concern and then make the decision. ...Read more

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Currently breast feeding will my breasts remain ugly and deflated looking once I chose to stop breastfeeding ?

Currently breast feeding will my breasts remain ugly and deflated looking once I chose to stop breastfeeding ?

Yes: this ia a small price you would pay for the breast feeding. You get all the benefits of breast feeding including: healthier, smarter, less infections, less risk of cancer, better weight loss for you if you want to get rid of the baby weight. ...Read more

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Can I use normal breast pump to enlarge breasts?

Can I use normal breast pump to enlarge breasts?

Won't work: A breast pump is not going to result in breast enlargement. There are special pumps that can result in some increase in the size of the breasts. ...Read more

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Will breast pumping make my boobs perky?

Will breast pumping make my boobs perky?

Temporarily: After breast feeding is gone, usually so is "perky". ...Read more

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Can women with inward nipples breastfeed?

Inverted nipples!: They invariably turn outward when the breasts are engorged with milk! it rarely is an issue! ...Read more

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How will fybrocystic breasts effect my breastfeeding abilities?

No.: You may even feel less lumps in your breasts with breastfeeding. Let your doctor know if you run into any problems. ...Read more

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My right breast has a hard painful lump . I feed my 3 &a half month old baby with expressed breast milk .Can i take ibrupofen 600mg for engorged breas?

My right breast has a hard painful lump . I feed my 3 &a half month old baby with expressed breast milk .Can i take ibrupofen 600mg for engorged breas?

Yes: The small amount of Ibuprofen that would get into your breastmilk is safe for baby. A heat pack and massage (even if it hurts) will help unclog the duct that is causing the lump. If you have fever or redness of your skin over the lump you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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If a woman gives birth, will her breasts shrink back to normal size without breast feeding?

Some do, some don't: Most commonly, yes, after pregnancy women's breasts go back to their original size both with and without breastfeeding. Having said that, some women experience that their breasts are smaller after pregnancy, and some women experience breasts that stay larger. Age, weight gain and pre-pregnancy weight can affect this as well. ...Read more

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How can a breastfeeding and working mother increase her milk supply (other than nursing more often)?

How can a breastfeeding and working mother increase her milk supply (other than nursing more often)?

Breast milk supply: Natural ways to increase breast milk supply: drink plenty of water, reduce stress, Fenugreek Seeds. Mother's Milk Tea, pump (a pain but works), Blessed thistle; eat more carbs like oats/ drink beer; ; if absolutely need Rx: Reglan (metoclopramide) ...Read more

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I combine feed my baby breast and formula. Is this enough to give her the antibodies from breast milk (she gets about 1/3 breast milk per day) ?

I combine feed my baby breast and formula. Is this enough to give her the antibodies from breast milk (she gets about 1/3 breast milk per day) ?

Some: Although the baby benefits from any BM you give them, diluting it with formula begins to weaken the protective benefits of BM antibodies. ...Read more

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


Working Mother (Definition)

Working mother is a situation in which a mother works at a job away from home, implying that childcare help is needed, if Dad is unable to care for the children ...Read more