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Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

Possibly: If the piercing hits into the ducts, milk flow could be affected. Production should not be a problem, but you may be more prone to mastitis and/or have some minor problems with let down of the milk. That being said, I have known many women to breast feed without any problems who had history of nipple piercing, so I wouldn't rule it out just based on that. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Webb
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Lactation Problems (Definition)

Refers to challenges with breastfeeding. Can include problems with latch and milk transfer to infant. Also can include inadequate supply for a variety of reasons. Also can include breast infection- mastitis as well as ...Read more


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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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Does nursing lead to breast lumps?

Does nursing lead to breast lumps?

Yes: Sometimes a nursing mother can have a galactocele, a milk-filled cyst in the mammary gland. This is benign and is caused by a protein plug that blocks off the milk duct. It is safe to breast feed your baby. It usually resolves when the baby is weaned. ...Read more

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Describe some breast development problems.?

Describe some breast development problems.?

Lack of normal: Breast development for most women begins a puberty when the nipples and areola begin to enlarge. Next the entire breast begins the thicken and the nipple begins to come to a bit of a point. Finally as estrogen levels increase with the onset of the menstrual cycles, additional fatty tissue and mammary tissue develops giving the breast an adult appearance. ...Read more

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Can breast fullness or breast engorgement negatively affect breastfeeding?

Can breast fullness or breast engorgement negatively affect breastfeeding?

Possible: The fullness or engorgement may interfere with the babies ability to latch on. ...Read more

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Mastitis (breast infection) solution?

Mastitis (breast infection) solution?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more

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Will enough breast pumping cause a nonpregnant woman to lactate?

Will enough breast pumping cause a nonpregnant woman to lactate?

Breast pumps, lactai: In non-pregnant women who are adopting a newborn, a combination of pumping, prolactin and a galactologue, such as domperidone, an orphan drug, will result in lactation after a few weeks. This should be done under the supervision of a physician who is a breastfeeding expert and follow one of the available protocols. ...Read more

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Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some advanced cases can present with skin involvement that can look like orange peel with redness. See you doctor for an exam, probably time for a mammogram as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

No: There are no proven instances of a mother transmitting cancer to her baby through breast feeding, even if she has breast cancer. Though breast feeding would not be advisable in someone with breast cancer. ...Read more

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Breast abscess, lactation question. Any experts here?

Breast abscess, lactation question. Any experts here?

I can help...: ...But i need to know the specific question. If you are asking if you can breast-feed with a breast abscess, the answer is yes. Breast abscesses are best managed with antibiotics and repeated aspiration as needed until they resolve. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Yes: If you are talking about your infant's high bilirubin level-the answer is yes, you may continue to nurse. Speak with your pediatrician regarding the plan for probable coordination with possible phototherapy for your infant and taking breaks to feed. If your infant is severely ill, a premie, or carring an bilirubin level > 20, your doctor may have other recommendations. ...Read more

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PCOS women feel better after giving birth & beneficial continue while breast feeding,at breast feeding what happens to hormones and pcos symptoms?

PCOS women feel better after giving birth & beneficial continue while breast feeding,at breast feeding what happens to hormones and pcos symptoms?

Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding induces a semi perimenopausal state where the ovarian production of hormones is slowed, decreased or in some cases stopped. This is true regardless of having PCOS or not. There should not be a difference for someone with PCOS ...Read more

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Can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

Can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

Yes: Prior breast cancer does not Prohibit a woman from breastfeeding, however, the affected breast may not prodice much milk if treated by radiation therapy. Furthermore, any medication that you are taking, including chemotherapy, may be transmitted in the breast milk and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Pahnke
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Tender Swollen Lump In Breast (Definition)

Breast Lump= a painful ...Read more


Mastitis (Definition)

A painful infection ...Read more