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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

Small Nipples (Definition)

A patient might note or question the size of their nipples, either a parent about their child, or a teen questioning the normalcy of their anatomy... However, we do sometimes find an extra nipple on exam which appears as a birth mark. Beauty is in the ...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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What is the definition or description of: Lactation problems?

What is the definition or description of: Lactation problems?

Lactation problems: Refers to challenges with breastfeeding. Can include problems with latch and milk transfer to infant. Also can include inadequate supply for a variety of reasons. Also can include breast infection- mastitis as well as yeast infection on nipple. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Small nipples?

Subjective/Objective: A patient might note or question the size of their nipples, either a parent about their child, or a teen questioning the normalcy of their anatomy... However, we do sometimes find an extra nipple on exam which appears as a birth mark. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... ...Read more

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I have small nipples. I see other women with good shaped nipples. Mine are so little. Why?

I have small nipples. I see other women with good shaped nipples. Mine are so little. Why?

Genetics: The average projection of a women's nipple is approximately 3/8 inch. Pregnancy and nursing will increase the size-sometimes permanently. You should be happy and thankful with what you have since we all strive to be unique individuals with healthy bodies through our diet, exercise and lifestyle. I am sure you are doing well with your health, beauty, health and happiness. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 12 in july she's scared to get her period is there a possibility if she's getting it soon she's has small nipples and some hair alot?

Early Signals: Genital hair & axillary hair reflect activity of the adrenal gland and not specific sex hormones. Nipple swelling is the most obvious early sign of puberty onset in females and usually precedes menses by 2-2.5 years. Most girls will also have some clear /whitish or graying discharge in small amounts for up to 6 months before periods start. They will notice it as a stain on their underwear. ...Read more

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Do a lot of women with small nipples get breast implants?

Do a lot of women with small nipples get breast implants?

Yes?: If your question is can women with small nipples get implants, then yes they can. There are other options for getting the implants in. ...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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I am having brown discharge for the past 4 days and just had a sort of lactation from my nipple. What can this mean?

I am having brown discharge for the past 4 days and just had a sort of lactation from my nipple. What can this mean?

If bloody or green: See GYN to do a breast PAP. If white, or yellow it's usually can be attributed to galactorrhea, which is caused by low thyroid, or pituitary issues (might need blood test for TSH and other thyroid levels and/or MRI).If green or red, you are ruling out any bad breast pathology. Good luck! Mine was galactorrhea. Very handy when pumping breast milk for the kids. Got 12oz out to store after feeding! ...Read more

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What is a good nipple cream for lacation?

Lanolin: Creams that contain lanolin can be helpful for relieving cracked nipples. ...Read more

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Lactation Problems (Definition)

Refers to challenges with breastfeeding. Can include problems with latch and milk transfer to infant. Also can include inadequate supply for a variety of reasons. Also can include breast infection- mastitis as well as ...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