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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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Breast has red pumps after buying used breast pump?

Breast has red pumps after buying used breast pump?

Need to get checked: You know, lots of things can happen as you first start nursing. If the pump was clean, probably not related to the rash; but really since a baby is involved and could be affected, you need to have your breasts checked for irritation, inflammation, and infection. ...Read more

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Does breast massage help increase breast size?

Does breast massage help increase breast size?

No: That's a myth. Only surgery - with implants or fat grafting - will give any permanent result. ...Read more

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Does massaging and using hot oad on breast increase milk flow?

Does massaging and using hot oad on breast increase milk flow?

Yes: Breast massage and manual expression will increase breast milk 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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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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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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Does breast sucking by husband increase breast size ?

Suckling>breasts: Not really because this would need high suction forces for 24 hours at a time for months. That means the "BRAVA" suction system to slightly increase breast size. ...Read more

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Can you reuse breast pumps

Can you reuse breast pumps

Yes: Make sure that all of the attachments (including tubing and bottles) are brand new. This ensures there is no cross-contamination of your baby's milk with another's. In fact, breast pumps used in the hospital are used with multiple women, but they are cleaned and the attachments are replaceable to maintain sterility. ...Read more

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What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

Worrisome: Becca, this can be a number of things. It can be inflamed milk ducts if you have been pregnant or have breastfed in the last year. Infection can cause this, as can lymphedema (blocked lymph glands causing fluid to build up). A blood clot in a vein in your chest or arm can cause this. Last, certain breast cancers appear like this, so please see a doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Can i pump instead of breast feed?

Can i pump instead of breast feed?

Sure: There are many women that pump their breast to collect the breast milk. As long as you're able to get milk got to come out this is usually sustainable. I would continue to try to breast-feed is as well. Laleche league is a good organization to get information from for this topic. ...Read more

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Does sports bra help or hurt breast tissue?

Does sports bra help or hurt breast tissue?

Neither: Wear whatever makes you comfortable. If you do a lot of aerobics, etc, the sports bra may offer additional support atht will decrease breast discomfort. ...Read more

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Will breast massage with herbal oil surely increase breast size?

No: No. There isn't anything you can rub on your breasts to increase their size. The only way to increase them is by gaining weight when they get replaced with fatty tissue(not recommended). The tried and true way is with surgery. Implants. ...Read more

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Does using a breast pump to stimulate breasts, help to bring on labor and or contractions?

Does using a breast pump to stimulate breasts, help to bring on labor and or contractions?

It can: Breast and more specifically nipple stimulation can be used to stimulate labor. It works for some. This should not be done without getting clearance by the doctor taking care of you. It is important to verify that you are a candidate for this before undergoing this procedure. ...Read more

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Do breast enlargement injections with macrolane work?

Do breast enlargement injections with macrolane work?

Yes, not avail/temp: Yes they do work and involve hundreds of injections and results are temporary . Currently this product is not available in the usa. ...Read more

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After breast augmentation has the surgery affected nipple sensation?

After breast augmentation has the surgery affected nipple sensation?

It is possible: One of the potential risks of breast augmentation surgery is decrease or loss of nipple sensation. The published risk is about 10%. The nerve that gives the nipple sensation can be injured when the pocket that will contain the implant is created. If the nerve is injured or worse yet cut, there may be temporary or permanent loss of nipple sensation. ...Read more

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