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Need to know is white-ish moisture normal on my nipples 11 years after stopping breastfeeding?

Need to know is white-ish moisture normal on my nipples 11 years after stopping breastfeeding?

Could be a problem: Nipple discharge in a non-lactating woman, or any discharge in a man, should prompt a visit to a healthcare provider for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Since becoming pregnant, my nipples have turned much darker. Will this keep me from breastfeeding? Is this normal?

Since becoming pregnant, my nipples have turned much darker. Will this keep me from breastfeeding? Is this normal?

This is normal: Darkening of the nipples and surrounding area called the areola is completely normal in pregnancy. A dark line (the linea nigra) may also appear down the middle of the belly. The color change in pregnancy is more dramatic in darker skinned people. This is all normal and will not affect breastfeeding in any way. ...Read more

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Are cracked nipples within breastfeeding normal?

Are cracked nipples within breastfeeding normal?

Common : Unfortunately, cracked nipples are very common while breastfeeding. There are several over the counter preparations available to help and many experts recommend cabbage leaves for this. The Laleache League is a great resource for help with this and all issues related to breast feeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm very insecure about my breath because I don't have nipples, or at least not protruding ones. Is that normal? will I still be able to breast feed?

I'm very insecure about my breath because I don't have nipples, or at least not protruding ones. Is that normal? will I still be able to breast feed?

Probably: Most women have no problems breastfeeding. The trick is to get the tip of your nipple to the back of the baby's mouth while he is feeding to truly compress the milk ducts. A lactation consultant can help with technique when the baby is born to get you off to a good start! ...Read more

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What to do about nipple infected after I stopped breastfeeding?

What to do about nipple infected after I stopped breastfeeding?

Nipple Infections: should be treated with warm compresses, topical antibiotic ointment, and possibly oral antibiotics depending in the severity of the infection. See you doctor for evaluation. They can sometimes be severe enough to need incision and drainage. ...Read more

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How to increase breastmilk? My nipple flat when i want breastfeeding for my baby she catch on for 2 minit after feel angry and pull my nipple

How to increase breastmilk? My nipple flat when i want breastfeeding for my baby she catch on for 2 minit after feel angry and pull my nipple

Nipple shield: Assuming your profile is incorrect and you are truly a breastfeeding woman, milk production should increase by maximizing effective nursing ( and possibly using fenugreek supplements). Babies can latch onto flat nipples much better when mothers use nipple shields. These devices are generally sold without prescriptions at pharmacies. ...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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A year and a half after breastfeeding i find a white hard painfull lump on my nipple right on the end. I sqeezed it and lots pus came out? Help!

Call your PCP: It is apparent you have an abscess on your nipple & may need additional prescription medications. Placing a heating pad against your breast & allowing the material to drain can help in the interim. Your pcp may want to determine the extent of the problem & provide specific rx . I don't think an er visit would be worth your time but would get this taken care of soon. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples sore after breastfeeding for 7 weeks? How can I get rid of the soreness?

Why are my nipples sore after breastfeeding for 7 weeks? How can I get rid of the soreness?

Many possibilities: 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

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