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Doctor insights on: Hardness In Breast During Breastfeeding

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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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


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During the breastfeeding,can i get a sunbathe? will it have some bad influence on the breast milk or baby? thanks.

During the breastfeeding,can i get a sunbathe? will it have some bad influence on the breast milk or baby? thanks.

Well.... : Let's discuss two types of influence here, direct and indirect. In terms of direct influence to breast milk and baby from sunbathing, no there are no concerns. However, there is an indirect effect on baby of your sunbathing. You may not be around in the future to care for her if you get malignant melanoma or other deadly skin cancers! Congrats on doing a great job breastfeeding your baby! ...Read more

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I have thiriod problem and 39 week pregnant but my thiriod control during pregnancy is baby affect and other thing is can I breast feed?

Treat it : Untreated thyroid disease can be a problem for a fetus. Treated thyroid disease is not a problem. Make sure your thyroid is under control. It is safe to breastfeed. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding. I've had a sharp pain in one breast for a few days. Stays in the same spot. Doesn't feel engorged. Between and during feeding. Concern?

Breastfeeding. I've had a sharp pain in one breast for a few days. Stays in the same spot. Doesn't feel engorged. Between and during feeding. Concern?

A few things...: It could be a clogged duct - try soaking the area with warm compresses and massaging the area. Shooting pain can also possibly related to yeast. If the nipple is red and also hurting those are more signs of yeast. Can also look to see if baby has signs of thrush (yeast in baby's mouth) which would be a whitish coating on tongue. Pain can also be from a latch problem on one side. See doctor. ...Read more

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If you get a breast reduction, and later on have a baby, do your breasts grow back during breastfeeding?

If you get a breast reduction, and later on have a baby, do your breasts grow back during breastfeeding?

They can enlarge...: It is not very common, but I have done repeat breast reductions on women who previously had breast reductions, became pregnant, and had significant enough enlargement of the breasts that they required a repeat reduction. ...Read more

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I have a 7 month old and found out i'm pregnant again. Can i continue to breast feed/pump during pregnancy?

I have a 7 month old and found out i'm pregnant again. Can i continue to breast feed/pump during pregnancy?

Yes: While it is safe to breast feed you might consider monitoring the cues of your present baby to see if you can wean after a yr & before the new baby comes along.Continued nurturing time with alternate feeds & increasing table feeds may help this. Be mindful that the newborn will need the feeds more & continuing to bf the older kid sets up a displacement issue you may want to avoid. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lecithin (up to 7.5 g daily) during breastfeeding for increasing the milk flow and to provide choline (via breast milk) to the baby?

Is it safe to use lecithin (up to 7.5 g daily) during breastfeeding for increasing the milk flow and to provide choline (via breast milk) to the baby?

Unknown: There isn't enough research to support the use of lecithin supplement as helpful to increase milk flow. There is research showing that supplementing in the range of 5 grams daily does increase choline in breast milk. But the risks and benefits of this is completely unknown. Mothers milk tea is a good product for increasing milk supply. ...Read more