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Should I use cream or ointment to soothe my nipples while i’m breastfeeding?

Should I use cream or ointment to soothe my nipples while i’m breastfeeding?

Yes: Try lanolin! it is natural and safe for your breast feeding baby. It works well for healing cracked nipples (and it also works well for sucking blisters on your baby's mouth as well!) some moms also like aquaphor- which is a vasoline like ointment that is safe to use as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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 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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My 2months child is constipated for 5dayz now,she is crying like ther is a pain on her abdomen,I breastfeed her,I tried to gave her warm water,plshelp?

Breastfeeding: Your baby is not constipated. Breastfed babies can have a stool with each feeding , go once a day, or sometimes don't go for as long as a week.. If your baby is having difficulty you can give her a bottle of baby prune juice or insert a glycerine suppository in her rectum. ...Read more

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6 month old bb, breastfeed, don't want to drink water, urate cristals, protein, mucus in urine, live in warm country(temp of 97) bb sweats a lot?

6 month old bb, breastfeed, don't want to drink water, urate cristals, protein, mucus in urine, live in warm country(temp of 97) bb sweats a lot?

Ur child needs: To follow up with his pediatrician. His symptoms are most likely related to dehydration. U have to be creative and find a way so ur child will come to like drinking agua. Ask his dr about his kidney function, uric acid level etc. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/dehydration-in-children-treatment. ...Read more

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If nipples are for breastfeeding a baby, so why do men have them?

If nipples are for breastfeeding a baby, so why do men have them?

It's embryology: All humans start off as essentially female in the womb no matter what your chromosome arrangement is. After several weeks, if you have a Y chromosome, testosterone kicks in and it changes the chemistry in the genitals and the brain. But the nipples are already there...so they stay. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of my nipples while breastfeeding?

What is the best way to take care of my nipples while breastfeeding?

Lanolin: Exposure to air to "toughen" the sensitive skin and lanolin cream for soothing relief are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take water pill while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take water pill while breastfeeding?

Depends on which one: Hydrochlorothiazide, triamterene, & Amiloride do not cause birth defects per some studies. Older studies raised concerns that thiazide diuretics might cause thrombocytopenia, but subsequent studies have shown that there is no decrease in platelets. Altho diuretics do affect the plasma volume expansion of normal pregnancy, this has not been correlated with a negative effect on fetal growth. [nih]. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding injury permanently scar nipples?

Unlikely...: There's lots of blood flow to nipples, so they should be able to heal. A dermatologist may be able to help prescribe a treatment that will held the traumatized area to recover. ...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