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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

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


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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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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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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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42. Irregular periods. Sertraline 200mg p/d. Now sore breasts. One nipple erect for one mnth. Now small amnt lactation. Not pregnt.Cause lactation?

42. Irregular periods. Sertraline 200mg p/d.  Now sore breasts.  One nipple erect for one mnth.  Now small amnt lactation.  Not pregnt.Cause lactation?

See your doc: Some psychiatric medication, antidepressants and atypical neuroleptic medications, rarely can increase prolactin, which can lead to in irregular periods, lactation, tender breasts and firm, enlarged nipples. But you need a blood test to confirm elevated prolactin level and, if so, subsequent diagnostic radiology testing to confirm it is not from another cause. Call and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Just wondering if small nipples are normal at my 18?

Just wondering if small nipples are normal at my 18?

Yes: Everyone is different! although your nipples may become bigger due to hormones if you have children, whatever size you have is normal for you! remember no one has exactly the same size nipples or breasts (unless they've had surgery) and you may even have one side larger than the other. Believe me, there is someone who will love you no matter what size you are! ...Read more

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Lactation Problems (Definition)

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


Small Nipples (Definition)

Small nipples can make it difficult for a baby to achieve a latch ...Read more