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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 often should you change up your bottles and nipples?

How often should you change up your bottles and nipples?

As your baby grows: Newborns generally are most comfortable with a slow flow nipple, but as they get older a faster flow nipple may be better. You can keep using the same bottles, as long as there are no cracks in them. Wash with hot soapy water after each use and sterilize at least once a week if using regularly. ...Read more

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My baby is 7w5d.she used to drink 4-5oz/3hr.i did change e bottle nipple to size 2.since 3days ago,she will only tk 2oz/4hr.her body temp is normal.

My baby is 7w5d.she used to drink 4-5oz/3hr.i did change e bottle nipple to size 2.since 3days ago,she will only tk 2oz/4hr.her body temp is normal.

Over feeding? : 2 -3oz is more than enough formula for a 2mo old baby, but 4-5oz is way too much for a baby this young. I suggest you discuss feeding amounts with your baby's doctor - much of this has to do with the baby's size, but clearly, 4-5 oz is not healthy, and should not be given at that volume until the baby is at least 3 or 4 months old. See your Pediatrician for more advice ...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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2.5month old active tongue (thrusts, smacks, sticks out) starting to interfere w/ bottle/paci/nipple latch. Gags often. Normal or cause for dr visit?

2.5month old active tongue (thrusts, smacks, sticks out) starting to interfere w/ bottle/paci/nipple latch. Gags often. Normal or cause for dr visit?

I'll pick a visit: Since the interference is causing possible nutrition deficits - it sounds like a good reason for a visit. The cause may not be serious, but the effects are. Also, if there is a problem requiring attention, this will perhaps identify it. Develop a good relationship w/ a pediatrician - it will benefit both your baby and you. Best wishes for you and yours! ...Read more

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Tingly sensation in same nipple. Rarely in other. Ultrasound clear (dense breast tissue). No nipple changes. May occur more often during period. Norm?

Tingly sensation in same nipple. Rarely in other. Ultrasound clear (dense breast tissue). No nipple changes. May occur more often during period. Norm?

Hormonal fluctuation: As long as you were evaluated by a physician and had an imaging test to rule out any masses/cancers, then your symptoms are most likely normal and a result of hormonal fluctuations based on your menstrual cycle. If you'd like, you can prevent/control these changes by using birth control/contraception. Feel free to consult for more information on this and a prescription if needed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sterilize bottles and nipples?

Why ever?: This is a practice that dates back to a time when moms made formula from evaporated milk and had to boil the milk to make it digestible.City water supplies were also inconsistent. Today it is a waste of time unless you are unsure of your water.A good bottle brush, and hot soapy water will work well for both. ...Read more

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What is the best bottle nipple to buy?

BPA Free: I would recommend bpa free bottles and nipples. As far as the shape, your baby will probably decide what she likes best. ...Read more

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In a week it will be a year since i had my nipples pierced but when i change my pericings my nipples still seem to hurt. Is this normal?

Occasional complaint: This is an occasional complaint --if there is not redness, no drainage, then it will probably not be of consequence other than the discomfort. ...Read more