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Is It Normal To Have Mastitis After Weaning
Yes: Anytime you have milk sitting in the breast, you can end up with mastitis. Your doctor can give you antibiotics for the infection and using cold or heat packs (or cabbage leaves) can help with the pain. You may want to express some milk to help with the pain and give it by bottle or cup, but the more stimulation you give your breasts the more milk and the longer you'll produce. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain is normal: It is normal to have pain after surgery as long as you are having a normal amount of pain. My patients are generally off of narcotic pain medications within 24-48 hours after their surgery but that can vary depending upon several factors including size of their implants, their tissue laxity, and the degree of dissection that was necessary. Excessive pain is not normal and should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dr said it takes 3 months for breast tissue to go back to normal after stopping breastfeeding which is why I have to wait for mammogram. True?
Is it normal for one breast to be painful(tender) and heavy 2 weeks before period? Have had this once before. What is it called?
Cysts?: Could be cystic. Cysts can enlarge and cause discomfort. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Just weaned my 2.5 yr old son. Was expecting painful engorgement but it never happened. It it normal for the weaning process to be so easy?
I stopped breast feeding almost 8 months ago, is it too late to relactation? Is it possible to relactation at this point?
Yes, but difficult : You have to your advantage the fact you were previously breast feeding. This makes relactation a bit easier, but it's still a daunting task. You must be very committed, very relaxed, and understand even with the best situation you may not be successful. If possible, get a lactation expert involved. Adoptive mom's who didn't even have a baby have done this, but it takes time and commitment ...Read more
Breastfeeding pain: During the first week or so, you can experience pain on the nipples which will disappear eventually. Make sure that your baby's lips are not sucking directly on the nipple - the whole nipple should be located behind baby's gumline so that the lips are around the areola (dark area around the nipple) where the sucking should take place. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lactating: Nope. Please go see your family physician for evaluation and blood testing. ...Read more
Nursing: Yes, they are usually milk cysts which are cystic diatations of the milk ducts that are not draining completely with feeding. You can use warm packs and massage towards the nipple to get the milk out. Not ot alarm you, but if it doesn't resolve in a couple of days with above, tell your doctor, you may need an ultrasound to be sure it's not solid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clogged ducts: Breastfeeding women can develop clogged milk ducts which can make the breasts lumpy. It is important to get these out by completely emptying the breasts, and using warm compresses and breast massage during feeding/pumping. If they are not worked out, it is possible to develop a mastitis. ...Read more
A contusion is an: Injury/ bruise. Is this what you meant to ask? ...Read more
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