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Breasts Tingle After Breastfeeding
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
Why do my hands and wrist hurt so much before and after I breast feed? It's like a numb tingling feeling. They feel heavy and weak.
Carpal tunnel :
The swelling that is common in pregnancy can crowd structures in the tunnel and lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, also handing your baby add more stress.
Your symptoms typical for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Talk with your doctor he will guide with treatment and you will get better.
Good luck. ...Read more
Why do my hands and wrist hurt before and after I breast feed? It feels like a numb tingling feeling. They feel heavy and extremely weak.
Are you using a : Boppie for support & resting your forearms on the padded arms of a rocking chair? Somehow your position is pulling on the roots of nerves to these areas in your neck or you're developing thoracic outlet syndrome (pinching of nerve, vein & artery bundles as they leave your thorax, or chest). Other neurological disorders are less likely, but a neurologist can diagnose any or all of these. ...Read more
Yes: Not just because the milk makes them balloon, but also because working milk glands are bigger just as working muscles get bigger. ...Read more
Stay the course: There is not much of anything that can be done except stay the course. Months after you have stopped and your breasts have stabilized, autologous fat grafting is great for restoration of volume and form. ...Read more
Yes, it may: The milk stretches out the support ligaments which don't always return to their original size. ...Read more
Let down and oxytoci: Let down is the result of the release of a brain hormone oxytocin (love hormone) which acts on the milk ducts in your breasts which ejects breast-milk. If you recently had a baby you have oxytocin release when you see or hold your baby. However, if you are not breastfeeding and have not had a baby recently, this feeling would be very unusual and if it continues you may want to consult a physician. ...Read more
What herbs can I take to help with lactating AND how can I tell when breasts are empty after breastfeeding?
Herbs& breastfeeding: Fenugreek seed-3 caps (580-610mg each) 3 times a day with food and Blessed Thistle herb 3 caps (325-390 mg each) 3 times a day with food. Increased frequency of nursing helps milk production more than increased duration. 10 minutes of vigorous nursing will empty most of the milk in a breast. I recommend that if this is a recently born infant, nurse 10 min a side, every 2-3 hrs days, 3-4 hrs nites ...Read more
I stopped breastfeeding since 4mnths, yet still there is milk in my breasts. Should I take any medication to stop it plz?
No Meds: Breasts are just funny this way! The trick thing about milk is that it just wants to keep coming... You certainly could put baby to breast here and there to give baby antibodies. If you want to stop altogether, you just have to stop checking for it. When you check, its enough stimulation to keep it flowing! There is such a thing as pituitary tumor causing milk production, but extremely rare ...Read more
Better: Hands down — breast feeding is better. Human milk is designed for human babies. Formula is cow's milk, and while the formula companies have tried to get it to be the best it can, it's design is for baby cows, not humans. It has none of the protective antibodies breast milk does to protect baby from disease in the first months. And breast feeding protects mom from breast cancer and helps lose weight. ...Read more
Obvious: Cleanliness is all that matters.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes- usually this is fine. Plenty of babies have a favorite breast to feed off of. But let baby be your guide — are they pooping and peeing well? Are they gaining the correct amount of weight? These are answers your doctor can work with you on. ...Read more
Pus can signal an: Infection. Encourage medical evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably: Studies have shown that nursing will likely produce some degree of ptosis (sag). I have a youtube video showing the effects of nursing on normal and augmented breasts. Visit:. ...Read more
Yes: For many women, breasts also serve as a sexual organ. ...Read more
Possibly: Many women notice a reduction in size of their breasts after breast feeding. You cannot predict ahead of time, however. ...Read more
Yes: This is a very common and important concern. The short answer is yes, but the long answer is that the degree of "un-evenness" is minimal. It is common for most women to have a slight difference in size and shape of their breasts. Breastfeeding does stimulate changes in size and as the infant is weaned that size difference may be accentuated. This difference, becomes minutes as the months pass. ...Read more
Breastfeeding: Yes, it is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Post Breastfeeding: Your breast tissue will change after breastfeeding- often less dense. The best thing for firmer breasts is toning the pectoral muscles supporting the breast tissue. Try doing upper body exercises to strengthen those pecs, also do core exercises and improve your posture. A great support bra will help and yes you might be a different size after breastfeeding. I certainly was:). ...Read more
Depends: Some women will dry up after a week, some a month, some still leak drops of milk months later. It is all individual. Be prepared for engorgement discomfort when you stop. Binding the breasts with a tight bra, ace wraps, and sometimes cold cabbage leaves have been known to help. Resist the temptation to pump, as this only tells your body to make replacement milk. ...Read more
You pick: You can drop one feeding every couple days (formula instead) until off. You can allow 2-3 min/side each feed (follow with formula). This signals your body to slow production. You can cold turkey= bind your chest with ace wrap/pre-pregnancy bra and tough it out for a few days. Each of these 3 ways has pro's/cons, in the end only youcan decide what would work for you. ...Read more
My baby is 4 days old, and my breasts are engorged. It's very painful and I can hardly pick the baby up. I'm not breastfeeding, how can I ease this?
Some : Breast feeding is estimated to require an extra 300-500 calories a day which is bit more than needed by pregnancy. However, you should not limit your intake too much since the amount of breast milk may decrease if you eat too little. However, if you eat for a normal healthy adult you might lose about a pound a week. ...Read more
Demand: Supply and Demand — the stimulation of the breast feeding signals the body how much milk to make. There are two breasts so many twin moms will feed with one on each side. Triplets take some juggling but can be done. Mom needs to drink lots of water, stay on prenatal vitamins, and relax. Stress and fatigue can reduce milk flow. See a lactation specialist. ...Read more
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