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Doctor insights on: Does Mastitis Cause Lactation Problems

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What what kind of provider do you see for lactation problems?

What what kind of provider do you see for lactation problems?

Lactation specialist: Lactation specialists are usually nurses that have experience in helping mother with their nursing issues. You can get referral from the nursery nurses, or look them up in the internet for one near you. There is a volunteer organization called "la leche league" that also helps nursing mothers all over the world. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura Webb
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Lactation Problems (Definition)

Lactation problems occur when the mother has difficulty producing or maintaining enough breast ...Read more


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Had holiday gathering with multiple family members and found out that many had lactation problems. What can I do to prevent it?

Had holiday gathering with multiple family members and found out that many had lactation problems. What can I do to prevent it?

Skin to skin: Choose an ob, pedi, hospital that are supportive. At delivery, go skin to skin with baby and nurse within the first hour. Have your baby room in and feed your baby whenever he wants it, not by watching the clock. Don't use formula or pacifiers unless medically necessary. On the 2nd day of life most babies eat around the clock. This is normal so your nipples are stimulated, not a sign of hunger. ...Read more

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How long does asymmetric breasts associated with lactation problems last?

How long does asymmetric breasts associated with lactation problems last?

Can be permanent: But i would suggest that you wait a minimum of 4-6 months following cessation of lactation prior to drawing any final conclusions'. Large differences during engorgement may be less noticeable when the swelling resolves and involution is complete. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get lactation problems?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get lactation problems?

Not sure: There are several causes of "lactation problems" from the lack of prolactin hormone stimulating the milk ducts to inadequate sucking by the child. High anxiety mother's are generally less successful at breast feeding than mother's who are less anxious. ...Read more

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Is mastitis purely developed from breast feeding, lactation etc or just the sucking of nipple that develops it and therefore infects?

Is mastitis purely developed from breast feeding, lactation etc or just the sucking of nipple that develops it and therefore infects?

Mastitis: There are 2 types of mastitis: 1- lactational, breast feeding related 2- non lactational: could be related to trauma to breast, infections elsewhere in the body, e.g. Uti, teeth work, sinusitis, etc. ...Read more

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Doctors say I have mastitis. All they wanna do is lance. Will i still have problem later?

No: Mastitis is when your breasts are inflammed/infected. In severe cases, antibiotics are given. If the process continues, you can develop an abscess. This is when pus present. If a large area is effected, an incision and drainage procedure is performed ("lancing"). This will evacuate the pus but you will now have a wound cavity to heal. Usually, this process does not recur in the same area. ...Read more

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I had mastitis 3 weeks ago. The spot is back same place. Can it cause my shoulders to ache?

Not related: I do not believe mastitis of one breast would cause bilateral shoulder discomfort. If anything has returned, please go in for a physical exam and treatment if necessary. Best of luck! ...Read more

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If I was never pregnant, and am not pregnant, and am mastitis or lactating, what could be the problem?

If I was never pregnant, and am not pregnant, and am mastitis or lactating, what could be the problem?

See your doctor: Prolactin is the hormone that stimulates lactation.If you are lactating and are not pregnant or recently delivered you want to see your doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Greg Pahnke
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Tender Swollen Lump In Breast (Definition)

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