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Flaky Skin On Breastfeeding Nipples
Post mastitis and huge blisters, how do I heal this patch of dead skin on my nipple? Breastfeeding.
Needs evaluation: "blisters" and "dead skin" on a breast after mastitis sounds like a problem. A primary care doctor can evaluate it to see if further treatment is needed, or perhaps the previously inflamed skin is now drying up and will eventually peel away, leaving new skin. The breast can be examined now and then again later, to be sure the breast returns to normal, and there is not another medical problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am a breastfeeding mom I got a rash on my breast around the nipple area. Red flakey/scaley blotches on skin as well as bright pink nipple.
Im breastfeeding & have a recurring nipple blister. Piercing skin slightly w/ sterilized needle, expressing, keeping it moist & wearing loose clothing doesn't help. Piercing worked first time but now it's bigger & doesn't go away. Advice pls?
Repositioning: Try another hold or position for baby. You should be able to avoid blistering. Consider seeing your Obstetrician in case the blister represents infection. ...Read more
I am still nursing my 22 month old, and I noticed minor dry flaky skin in crease of areola and side of nipple, not on the nipple itself, no itchiness.
Dryness: I would try a little moisturiser and that should help ...Read more
Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?
MD visit: The rash may be due to a number of conditions, including infections, contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis. Since you both have a rash, this raises the possibility of an infection that has been transferred to the baby. If you are applying topical lotions or perfumed products this may lead to a contact dermatitis. Your physician will be able to determine the treatment for the underlying cause. ...Read more
My nipple piercing is stuck under the skin. How soon after I get surgery for a removal of a nipple piercing can I breastfeed?
I am breast feeding 2 wk old little one. And my breast are starting to itch on the under side of my breast. Not the nipple but my skin on my breast.?
Call your OB: Congratulations on breastfeeding. It is possible that a skin rash, including a yeast infection can develop when a large breast and the chest wall are in contact. Your OB can prescribe an ointment for this skin irritation or infection. Using a medication called Nystatin ointment. ...Read more
Hi, I am breast feeding and noticing a white patch under the skin near my nipple. Could that be milk stuck under the skin or something else?
My wife is on exclusive-breastfeeding for our 5month old 9.1kg baby boy. Her nipples have become so sore and painful to breastfeed. What can we do? S
Breast shields: Try using some breast shields and mom should try massaging her breasts with lanolin. ...Read more
It's embryology: All humans start off as essentially female in the womb no matter what your chromosome arrangement is. After several weeks, if you have a Y chromosome, testosterone kicks in and it changes the chemistry in the genitals and the brain. But the nipples are already there...so they stay. ...Read more
Yes: Try lanolin! it is natural and safe for your breast feeding baby. It works well for healing cracked nipples (and it also works well for sucking blisters on your baby's mouth as well!) some moms also like aquaphor- which is a vasoline like ointment that is safe to use as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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
Sometimes: Sometimes inverted nipples will evert with breastfeeding, but sometimes not. If your baby is exclusively breastfeeding and growing well after 4 months, you are doing very well. Sometimes using a breast pump can help. You may also find it useful to consult a lactation consultant in your area. ...Read more
No: They will probably always stay that way - it's just your shape, and completely normal. ...Read more
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