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Can I pump breast milk by hand?

Can I pump breast milk by hand?

Yes: Absolutely! i used the technique of manual expression for both of my children and it was awesome. Most people who hear this think the concept seems very strange, however i found hand expression to be more efficient for me than a breast pump. Check out this video from stanford on the technique: http://newborns.Stanford.Edu/breastfeeding/handexpression.Html. ...Read more

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Breast Pump (Definition)

A breast pump is used to pump breast milk. There are manual pumps and electric pumps. Both are effective, but the electric breast ...Read more


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Does frequent breast pump dries milk up?

Does frequent breast pump dries milk up?

Not specifically: A breast pump is not as efficient as a babies latch & feeding in extracting milk. If milk is left behind, the mechanism may take it as an indication that the baby is weaning & slow production. ...Read more

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Do the breast pumps for enlarging breasts actually work?

Do the breast pumps for enlarging breasts actually work?

Perhaps: It may help decrease the fullness due to milk supply, making nursing a baby easier. ...Read more

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Can I use normal breast pump to enlarge breasts?

Can I use normal breast pump to enlarge breasts?

Won't work: A breast pump is not going to result in breast enlargement. There are special pumps that can result in some increase in the size of the breasts. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic insulin pump with the new attachable 24-7 glucose monitor more convenient than traditional insulin pumps?

Is a diabetic insulin pump with the new attachable 24-7 glucose monitor more convenient than traditional insulin pumps?

Yes, and better: The continuous glucose monitoring systems represent a tremendous advance in the ability for Insulin controlled diabetics. Although they still need to check a few times a day to calibrate the meter, the continuous monitoring allows the system to anticipate trends, such as falling glucose levels and adjust the pump rate accordingly. With attention to diet and good training, the system is much safer. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous if the heart beat pauses like this: pump pump pause pump pump pause?

Is it dangerous if the heart beat  pauses like this: pump pump pause pump pump pause?

Premature beats: Usually not a problem depending & type & amount. Recommend further evaluation that will likely include holter monitor & echocardiogram ...Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Survival for 42yr. Woman, breast cancer both breasts, no smoking, drinking. 2 children. Pat. Grandmother and aunt died from it.Early stage.Nipple invert. Slowly from breast feeding over 9yrs.Saw dr.

Survival for 42yr. Woman, breast cancer both breasts, no smoking, drinking. 2 children. Pat. Grandmother and aunt died from it.Early stage.Nipple invert. Slowly from breast feeding over 9yrs.Saw dr.

Breast Cancer.: Breast cancer, even in both breasts, can be cured. It is difficult to give survival information without knowing stage and more details. But, this can be answered by your oncologist. ...Read more

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Could breast enlargement pump really work to increase breast size?

Could breast enlargement pump really work to increase breast size?

Temporary: Use of suction pumps can provide a short term fullness increase due to engorgement of blood vessels in the area under pressure. This will not last, as the breast tissues typically quickly return to pre-existing levels. Some use brava pumps to help with breast reconstruction after mastectomies, but when suction removed, fat grafting is placed immediately to provide the structural support needed. ...Read more

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BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in. ?

BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in. ?

Evaluation: Get it checked out by your PCP as soon as possible more importantly because of your significant family history and don,t delay. Good luck and happy new year in advance ...Read more

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80 yr f 100lb w/stage 4 breast cancer on dialysis pace maker diabetic high blood sleep ap. Should she have both breast removed? Options ?

80 yr f 100lb w/stage 4 breast cancer on dialysis pace maker diabetic high blood sleep ap. Should she have both breast removed? Options ?

No & yes: Surgery for stage 4 not helpful, more so in someone with so many medical problems. If appropriate then your oncologist may recommend a trial of hormonal therapy (tamoxifen, arimidex, (anastrozole) etc). Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes 1 short, 5 second electric feeling zap between breasts radiating towards abdomen and below breasts?PCP says heart ok.nerve?heart?

What causes 1 short, 5 second electric feeling zap between breasts radiating towards abdomen and below breasts?PCP says heart ok.nerve?heart?

Stop panicking: It isn't reasonable to expect every transient symptom to have an exact precise explanation. Any answer would be an educated guess only. What matters is what it ISN'T. What it DOESN'T sound like is dangerous or worrisome. If it isn't any better or worse after 1-3 yr, it probably is nothing to worry about. But the person to listen to closest is the doctor who knows you personally. ...Read more

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Views on insulin pumps?

Views on insulin pumps?

Good for some: Just like most other aspects of diabetes management there is no "right" answer to whether a pump is good for you. If you need additional flexibility in your Insulin dosing and don't mind being tethered to a device 24 hours a day and your insurance will pay for it then a pump may be a good option. If you are well-controlled on Insulin injections it may not be necessary. Ask your doctors. ...Read more

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Age 61.Surgery for 70% regurg. Mvp 3 mo. Ago with 28 ring. Heart muscle 35%. Waiting on lifevest b4 pacemaker safe. Any exercise to help heart muscle?

Age 61.Surgery for 70% regurg. Mvp 3 mo. Ago with 28 ring. Heart muscle 35%. Waiting on lifevest b4 pacemaker safe. Any exercise to help heart muscle?

Cardiac Rehab: As you already had heart surgery you are eligible to get enrolled in cardiac rehab therapy. There they will teach you cardiac rehab exercise. Consult your cardiologist to enroll you in cardiac rehab exercise therapy. ...Read more

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Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery vs. Breast implants, which to do?

Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery vs. Breast implants, which to do?

Depends: For smaller volume increases, fat transfer works as well as implants. However for larger volumes, it may take several stages and is more difficult to get the same result as an implant. It also depends on the amount of breast tissue you start with, because fat transfer needs some tissue to survive. Generally speaking, it is more economical to get implants. ...Read more

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Does breast enlargement pumps work for men?

Does breast enlargement pumps work for men?

Probably: Use of the brava type suction systems for creating additional space and vascular supply is most commonly used in post-mastectomy patients in preparation for expansion of tissues for grafting or implants. It's technology should function the same in males, but males often have less fat tissues to glandular, limiting the ability to modify the adipose tissues (expansion) and it's blood supply to area. ...Read more

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