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How can I avoid getting marks on my nipples while pumping?

How can I avoid getting marks on my nipples while pumping?

See answer: The following link has some good advice form a lactation consultant... http://www.babycenter.com/404_how-do-i-prevent-blister-like-marks-on-my-nipples-when-pumpi_8882.bc. ...Read more

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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


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How can I prevent getting strech marks on my abdomen when I am pregnant?

How can I prevent getting strech marks on my abdomen when I am pregnant?

In the genes: Unfortunately there is nothing available that will prevent stretch marks. They have a genetic tendency so talk to your relatives. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my baby fat while i'm still breast feeding?

How can I get rid of my baby fat while i'm still breast feeding?

Work on it: You can try to just increase your activities (burn off) or you can do this and add some help.A visit with a clinical dietitian can help you plan a balanced nutrition that supports breastfeeding & meets your weight reduction goals.You can easily put 300 calories/day worth of loss through breastfeeding or loose a pound every 10 days. ...Read more

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How can I avoid getting shaving rash on my legs?

How can I avoid getting shaving rash on my legs?

Shaving tips: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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How can I avoid putting pressure on my arm and prevent breast lymphedema?

How can I avoid putting pressure on my arm and prevent breast lymphedema?

General care: Lymphedema of the arm is seen following breast procedures (axillary dissection, radiation), and avoiding putting pressure on the arm doesn't prevent the swelling. Avoid scratches, injury of the arm that can result in infection and further damage of the lymphatics. Seek help of a lymphedema trained physical therapist for specific advice. ...Read more

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How can I stop from getting rash on face when shaving?

How can I stop from getting rash on face when shaving?

Razor burn or: Sensitivity to products used. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize. ...Read more

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My son feeds all night. How can I prevent myself from sleeping on him while breast feeding? I can't help it!

My son feeds all night. How can I prevent myself from sleeping on him while breast feeding?  I can't help it!

He doesn't need to: Dr. F is right. Not only will putting your baby in his own crib, on his back, drowsy but awake, reduce his chance of sids by 50%, it will allow him to learn self-regulation for consolidated sleep. Breast milk sugar bathing his teeth all night can cause cavities as teeth erupt, so wipe out his mouth before bed. At 6 months learned behaviors develop. Do you want him to be a trained night feeder? ...Read more

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How can I know my baby is getting enough milk from my breasts?

How can I know my baby is getting enough milk from my breasts?

Happy: If teh baby appears satisfied between feedings every 2-3 hours or better, wetting 5 or more times a day and gaining weight properly, then they are getting enough. ...Read more

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What can I do if my nipples crack and bleed while breastfeeding?

Get help: There are several ways you can fix this, but the one thing not to do is to just wait and hope it will get better. A lactation consultant or nurse or doctor can help. If you are sore and cracked, it will cause you pain and put you are risk for infection! try allowing the nipple to air dry with some breast milk on them after feeds and review the baby's latch on position carefully. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I stop my pimples from becoming whiteheads during the day?

How can I stop my pimples from becoming whiteheads during the day?

Manage your acne: It's a chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that you owe it to yourself to manage aggressively. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medication from your personal physician. ...Read more

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During most of my periods, my breasts hurt and get huge. How can I avoid this?

During most of my periods, my breasts hurt and get huge. How can I avoid this?

Not much: This is a huge problem for a lot of women. Hormones are driving this change. Sometimes weight loss can help (if you are, in fact, overweight). Sometimes taking birth control pills can lessen degree of changes during period. You can also try menstrual suppression... Skipping placebo week of pills and going straight to new pack, again, if you are on birth control pills. Ibuprofen can help too. ...Read more

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How do I get less pimples while on my period?

How do I get less pimples while on my period?

I would discuss: This with your gynecologist. Some oral contraceptives can help with acne. ...Read more

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My areolas are swollen, flaky and moist. My bra keep getting wet and sticking to my bra. I am not breastfeeding. How can treat over the counter ?

My areolas are swollen, flaky and moist. My bra keep getting wet and sticking to my bra. I am not breastfeeding. How can  treat over the counter   ?

See a doctor: you can apply hydrocortisone cream from over the counter,it will dry it up but nipple drainage is not something that you should ignored,and take lightly. you should see a doctor even if if does get better. thank you. ...Read more

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Can there be any ways i can stop eating so much and putting weight on when im on my period?

Can there be any ways i can stop eating so much and putting weight on when im on my period?

Try chromium : Try taking 200 -400 mcg of chromium picolinate daily which may help reduce cravings, increase your consumption of healthy foods that contain fiber which should make your feel full and hopefully discourage over eating and exercise to burn extra cals. You may also consider consulting a nutritionist/ dietitian who can create a comprehensive plan to help you minimize weight gain while on your period. ...Read more