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What is clogged milk duct and can I still breast feed?

What is clogged milk duct and can I still breast feed?

See below: The milk duct becomes swollen and milk can't pass. You can still breast feed however.

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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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What is the definition or description of: Breasts engorged?

What is the definition or description of: Breasts engorged?

Breasts engorged: 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 several days after birth.

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What happens if a women doesn't breast feed will it hurt them will it cause problems?

What happens if a women doesn't breast feed will it hurt them will it cause problems?

Breastfeeding: Definitely a personal choice. Breastfeeding is by far the best way to feed your newborn. It also provides benefits to you and bonding. Is it bad not to breastfeed? No. Are there bad things that will happen? No. Is it better to breastfeed? Yes. But, it has to be your choice and your commitment.

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If you breast feed 4 or 5 years straight, will it cause damage to your body?

If you breast feed 4 or 5 years straight, will it cause damage to your body?

No: Breastfeeding does demand a lot of your body (after all you have to share your nutrition with someone else), but as long as you're eating healthy foods and enough of them you should be fine. Just to make sure you're not robbing your body of something it needs you should take a multivitamin and some extra calcium. (your kids thank you for the breastmilk.).

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I'm breastfeeding and now i feel pain in my right breast. What could be the cause and how can I resolve the pain.

I'm breastfeeding and now i feel pain in my right breast. What could be the cause and how can I resolve the pain.

Mastitis?: Mastitis is the most likely cause of breast pain in a breastfeeding mother. Most commonly the area of breast that's tender is warm and red. Continue nursing on both sides. Apply warm packs to the tender area, 5" before nursing, and massage toward your nipple while nursing. If you develop a fever or it persists, be sure to call you doctor, you may need an antibiotic.

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What would cause an inability to breast feed after breat aug? Would i somehow know if i was now unable to after having the surgery?

What would cause an inability to breast feed after breat aug? Would i somehow know if i was now unable to after having the surgery?

Assume: Assume that you can not breast feed after surgery. In some cases you can. Your plastic surgeon may have the answer depending how augmentation was done.

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What are the causes of breast cyst formation when in fact I am breastfeeding?

What are the causes of breast cyst formation when in fact I am breastfeeding?

Could be: A regular breast cyst. Or could be a galactocele which is a retained milk duct cyst. See your gynecologist or physician for an exam.

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What are all the possible causes of breast soreness when breastfeeding? I don't want to stop.

What are all the possible causes of breast soreness when breastfeeding? I don't want to stop.

Frequency, mastitis.: Soreness might be due to doing it too long, or from use of a pump. But apparently the main issue is mastitis, or inflammation of the breasts. This can be from not improper technique of breastfeeding, or from not doing it early enough. Puerperal mastitis can be from infectious inflammation and abscess caused by pathogens like staph. Aureus, strep., and e. Coli. Feeding more often can even help.

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My breasts have engorged again and it really hurts. How do you stop breastfeeding?

My breasts have engorged again and it really hurts. How do you stop breastfeeding?

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.

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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?

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?

Supportive Care: If your decision is not to breastfeed, then motrin and warm compresses can be helpful to relieve the pain. Remember it's not to late to nurse the baby! See a lactation consultant tomorrow to help with tips!

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When breastfeeding, will the baby not feeding off one breast cause problems? 7 weeks old.

When breastfeeding, will the baby not feeding off one breast cause problems? 7 weeks old.

Decrease supply: Breast milk production is dependent upon stimulation (suckling) from the breast. The side baby nurses from will produce lots of milk and the unused side will produce little or none. Not harmful to baby, but could be very uncomfortable-lopsided!- to mom. If you're having problems getting him to feed on one side-see pediatrician or lactation specialist. They can help this common problem.

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I10 days ago, i weaned my baby from breastfeeding. One breast seem to of gone back to normal while the other is still engorged and painful. Why?

I10 days ago, i weaned my baby from breastfeeding. One breast seem to of gone back to normal while the other is still engorged and painful. Why?

Plugged milk duct: You may have developed a plugged milk duct, which can happen if you are not emptying out the breast during the weaning process. That backed up milk can then lead to mastitis, an infection of the breast. Start warm packs, some gentle massage, and see OB tomorrow as you may need antibiotics for this before it gets you really sick.

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If my 26 old son tends to breast feed for over 1 hour and i know I have enough milk, will this cause my milk to be less for next feed or increase?

If my 26 old son tends to breast feed for over 1 hour and i know I have enough milk, will this cause my milk to be less for next feed or increase?

>15min/side= nurture: Baby will extract 80-95% of the milk you have for a feed in 10-15min/side, so > 15min/side becomes a nurturing session. If you are making plenty this is fine. To increase volume you would cut the feeding time shorter so you could get more feeds in/day.Extended feeds can slow the movement of milk forward from the after-breast.

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7m old baby wakes 1.5hrs once in night breast feed and sleep.is it cause of concern. he does this even after eatin well at night before going to bed?

7m old baby wakes 1.5hrs once in night breast feed and sleep.is it cause of concern. he does this even after eatin well at night before going to bed?

Advance Solid Foods: Infants this age grow rapidly & require adequate nutrition. Solid foods are routinely introduced at age 6 mos. As infants advance w/ solids, breast feeding gradually becomes supplemental. Nighttime feedings are still fairly common at this age. If your baby is progressing well with solids, returns to sleep after night feed, has normal growth/development at doctor visits, then no action is needed.

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Breastfeeding. I've had a sharp pain in one breast for a few days. Stays in the same spot. Doesn't feel engorged. Between and during feeding. Concern?

A few things...: It could be a clogged duct - try soaking the area with warm compresses and massaging the area. Shooting pain can also possibly related to yeast. If the nipple is red and also hurting those are more signs of yeast. Can also look to see if baby has signs of thrush (yeast in baby's mouth) which would be a whitish coating on tongue. Pain can also be from a latch problem on one side. See doctor.

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What causes quicker weight loss if you breast feed after having a baby?

What causes quicker weight loss if you breast feed after having a baby?

Healthy Habits.: Stay well hydrated. Get regular exercise, and continue to breast-feed. Also make sure that you eat a healthy well-balanced diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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What could cause breast pain in a lady of 37 years of age occasionally without a lump and without breastfeeding?

What could cause breast pain in a lady of 37 years of age occasionally without a lump and without breastfeeding?

Fibrocystic changes: Although you are not having a menstrual period, you are experiencing fibrocystic changes (especially if this occurs in both breasts). This is common. The pain can be aggravated by caffeine intake, hormone intake and stress. Decreasing all of these can help relieve the pain. Make sure you have had a mammogram and the results are negative. Become familiar with breast changes with breast self exam.

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Had a baby sep 18 I don't breast feed never tried it. my breast are itchy , flaky dry and peeling and hurt . What is the cause?

Had a baby sep 18  I don't breast feed never tried it. my breast are itchy , flaky  dry and peeling and hurt . What is the cause?

? eczema: you need to be seen by your doctor or a dermatologist, most probably eczema and may be the underlying breast tissue is affected too, best wishes

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


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