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Can breastfeeding injury permanently scar nipples?

Can breastfeeding injury permanently scar nipples?

Unlikely...: There's lots of blood flow to nipples, so they should be able to heal. A dermatologist may be able to help prescribe a treatment that will held the traumatized area to recover. ...Read more

Third Nipple (Definition)

Third (supernumerary) nipples are fairly common, and are found in men and women. They are generally not related to other medical conditions. The extra nipples usually occur below the normal nipples and tend to be small and not well formed. The nipples are along the two vertical "milk lines", which start in the armpit on each side, run down through the normal nipples and ...Read more


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Is having inverted nipples a problem for breastfeeding?

Is having inverted nipples a problem for breastfeeding?

It can be: Inverted nipples can make it difficult for the baby to latch properly. A good lactation consultant cand show you some things that might help. Many moms find the easiest way to get the all important breastmilk to the infant is to pump and then feed from a bottle. ...Read more

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How can I make my inverted nipples work for breastfeeding?

How can I make my inverted nipples work for breastfeeding?

No-surgery v surgery: There are a variety of approaches for treating inverted nipples beginning with a nipple aspirator or nipplette device proceeding to nipple piercing and then to duct preserving techniques and lastly to duct transection. These are listed in increasing order of severity the last procedure most likely to compromise the ability of lactate and nurse. ...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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My nipples hurt and they are hard I'm not breastfeeding or pregnant?

My nipples hurt and they are hard I'm not breastfeeding or pregnant?

Soreness of nipples: how old are you? do your nipples hurt during your menstrual period? are you able to express anything from your nipples? A warm compress or moist tea bags over each nipple for 10 minutes - 3 Times per day should provide some relief. even though you're not pregnant and not breast-feeding, there may be some colostrum produced by your breasts and ducts can get clogged and be painful. ...Read more

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I stopped breastfeeding and now my nipple is infected. What should I do?

I stopped breastfeeding and now my nipple is infected. What should I do?

Breast infection: See your doctor for antibiotic treatment. You should also apply hot compresses to the breast several times a day ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat thrush on your nipples when breastfeeding?

What is the best way to treat thrush on your nipples when breastfeeding?

Topical antifungal: Thrush is a fungal infection. Treatment with antifungal medication orally for your newborn and topically to your breast is necessary to clear the infection. ...Read more

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I've been breastfeeding for 4 months and a white spot on nipple, please help?

White spot: A white spot on nipple may indicate a blocked milk duct. Use warm compresses to help open the duct ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


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