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Causes Of Sore Nipple Not Due To 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
I am breastfeeding my 8 month old daughter. For about the past 6-7 days, my breasts (nipples) have been very sore and bleeding what could be the cause?
Well stop feeding on: That side - or use a breast pump to get mild gently. But need to discuss this with your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Mastitis?: Mastitis is a breast inflammation usually caused by infection. Mild cases may occur with breast feeding or around the time of breast feeding. The simple build up of breast milk and no relief of the pressure since feedings stopped may also cause discomfort under the nipple. Warm compresses may help, medications may be needed such as anti-inflammatories or antibiotics. Best to see you Dr. ...Read more
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
Get help: There are several ways you can fix this, but the one thing not to do is to just wait and hope it will get better. A lactation consultant or nurse or doctor can help. If you are sore and cracked, it will cause you pain and put you are risk for infection! Try allowing the nipple to air dry with some breast milk on them after feeds and review the baby's latch on position carefully. Good luck! ...Read more
No: Generally no. Sore nipples may mean a poor latch, so check to make sure baby is latched appropriately. Sore nipples may also signify a yeast infection- you may need prescription creams to treat, but can try over-the-counter Hydrocortisone first and see if it helps. Olive oil massaged into the nipple can also help soreness. ...Read more
Latch, positioning: Sore nipples with breastfeeding can be due to a combination of things. Remember baby massages your aerola to nurse. A baby tip feeding on nipples will cause soreness + pain. Positioning matters-both babe + mom need to be comfortable. Also skin irritation, rashes, yeast + bacterial infections can add to soreness. Connect w a lactation consultant or nursing mothers peer group 4 support, ideas. ...Read more
Breastfeeding my 3 month old and my nipples are getting more sore by the day. Only hurt for first 2 weeks. Possible reasons?
Yeast/ thrush: If you successfully made it through the initial discomfort you have likely mastered having the baby latch on correctly. The most common cause of nipple soreness later in breast feeding would be thrush- a yeast issue. Your baby may have white spots in the mouth as well as your nipple being sore. It is easily treated- see you MD. ...Read more
I suggest working with a qualified IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) to figure out what the cause is for your situation. Find one near you at http://www. Ilca. Org/
Then you can address the cause to help with the soreness. Causes could range from latch and positioning, to a tongue-tied baby, to thrush...impossible to say without observing a feed and examining mom & baby. ...Read more
I am suffering from sore painful nipples. I am not breastfeeding and have no children. I need some help to treat the condition.?
Any craking of skin: Is there any discharge from the nipples, is the skin dry and fissured as dry and eczematous skin can be painful. Also hormonal changes during different periods of menstrual cycle, fibrocystic disease of breasts - a condition affecting both breasts -a non-malignant condition, high prolatin level (hormone) level and turgid milk secretion near nipple may cause pain. U need to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more
My wife is on exclusive-breastfeeding for our 5month old 9.1kg baby boy. Her nipples have become so sore and painful to breastfeed. What can we do? S
Breast shields: Try using some breast shields and mom should try massaging her breasts with lanolin. ...Read more
My nipples are sore, they are leaking, and I have merina coil yet I stopped breastfeeding 10 months ago. What does this mean?
Very small, round lump under areola while breastfeeding. Nipple quite sore, and occasional deep, aching feeling.
Hi doctor, I have a lump at my arm pits, it is not sore, but it is there and very ugly looking. Also I'm breastfeeding, but my nipples are cracking and very sore and around the nipples the skin is dead and peels off.
Two issues: Cracked nipples are very common for breastfeeding women. There are many over the counter creams and ointments for this. Head to your local pharmacy and you will find one that works for you. The lump should be examined by your doctor. It may be a clogged milk duct since your are breastfeeding. An exam is needed to confirm ...Read more
Doc last feb 2014 I stop breastfeeding and I have a tender lump with pus near my left nipple it start last year then now it hurts what is it doc?
I'm confused by symptoms I've had for a week (breastfeeding lack of sleep? Anxiety something serious): radiating chest/breastbone pain&sore glands
Sounds like you're: Dealing with a newborn and maybe have some physical sx's that an MD should evaluate. Also sounds like you're getting run down. Any help with baby duties? What happens when you have some down time? Or, is that out of the question? Do you have a partner? Can you express milk and have the partner administer and you rest? How's your nutrition? Too many? 's. See the MD first. ...Read more
Nipple inversion: Yes breast feeding or pumping can cause nipple inversion because of loosening the tissue around the nipple. ...Read more
Nipple tenderness or skin changes may be caused by:
-bacterial or fungal infections
-dry skin in the areolar region (the darker area surrounding the nipple) of the breast
-injury to or friction over the nipple area
-certain diseases such as paget's disease
i would go and get checked out by a doctor to find out what is the cause of your nipple cracking. ...Read more