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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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Severely engorged breast. My nipples are flat . it take 2 to 3 hours just to get 2 ounces of pumped milk. Also very sore. What to do ?

Severely engorged breast. My nipples are flat . it take 2 to 3 hours just to get 2 ounces of pumped milk. Also very sore. What to do ?

Breast feeding : The best way produce more milk is for you to eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids, have the baby nurse on regular intervals, baby's suckling stimulates milk production & in between feeding pump your breast ,& freeze the milk to use later, keep trying. Best wishis. ...Read more

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What do you suggest? 'if I put toddler on my right nipple it bleeds can I just feed her from the left side and pump the right?

What do you suggest? 'if I put toddler on my right nipple it bleeds can I just feed her from the left side and pump the right?

Yes: This would be an effective strategy. You might also want to get checked for the cause of your bleeding as well. ...Read more

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Can you use tucks (witch hazel) pads on your nipples after pumping?

Can you use tucks (witch hazel) pads on your nipples after pumping?

No: this would also dry and constrict the nipples which will not be good. If you are looking to sooth the nipples try vitamin e or aloe. Wash the nipple before feeding the baby next though. ...Read more

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My 7 week baby fights when she is feeding by bottle. I am using my pumped milk or optimal. Tried to change bottles and nipples did't work?

My 7 week baby fights when she is feeding by bottle. I am using my pumped milk or optimal. Tried to change bottles and nipples did't work?

Breast/bottle : This is not unusual. You may find that she will take the bottle more readily from someone else than from you. Let daddy or grandmother try! when she smells your milk, and you are giving her a bottle, she gets confused. Don't worry. Most babies will take a bottle when they are hungry enough and the breast is not available. ...Read more

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I have very big nipple. It makes latching difficult. Baby feeds over an hour then wakes up soon to feed. Milk is enough (4 oz) when pump. Pacifier?

I have very big nipple. It makes latching difficult. Baby feeds over an hour then wakes up soon  to feed. Milk is enough (4 oz) when pump. Pacifier?

Work on feeds: More than 10 minutes on a side will only gain baby 5% more milk, so if baby stays this long it may delay movement of milk forward. I would not feed baby any sooner than 2 hours from the last feed & not assume that their sucking behavior is hunger. Br is feeding + pleasure of lip stimulation + nurturing.Other forms of oral stimulation like a pacifier can help. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Nipple inversion: Yes breast feeding or pumping can cause nipple inversion because of loosening the tissue around the nipple. ...Read more

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Male 31 yrs.. Is there any harm in stimulating, playing and pumping my nipples on daily basis for sexual satisfaction?

Harm?-no: auto-erotic behavior may be normal or related to sexual overstimulation. The nipples are highly erotic areas of the body; however, not at all harmful. ...Read more

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Can you fix inverted nipples using a breast pump?

Breast pump: The breast pump will not turn innies into outies (not medical terminology). But the rhythmic suction of the breast pump will likely cause them to protrude allowing for milk secretion. ...Read more