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Lactation Problems Mastitis
Had holiday gathering with multiple family members and found out that many had lactation problems. What can I do to prevent it?
Skin to skin: Choose an ob, pedi, hospital that are supportive. At delivery, go skin to skin with baby and nurse within the first hour. Have your baby room in and feed your baby whenever he wants it, not by watching the clock. Don't use formula or pacifiers unless medically necessary. On the 2nd day of life most babies eat around the clock. This is normal so your nipples are stimulated, not a sign of hunger. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lactation specialist: Lactation specialists are usually nurses that have experience in helping mother with their nursing issues. You can get referral from the nursery nurses, or look them up in the internet for one near you. There is a volunteer organization called "la leche league" that also helps nursing mothers all over the world. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: There are several causes of "lactation problems" from the lack of prolactin hormone stimulating the milk ducts to inadequate sucking by the child. High anxiety mother's are generally less successful at breast feeding than mother's who are less anxious. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have mastitis and my lactation consultant suggest lecithin. All I could find is lecithin with chromium picolinate. Is this ok to take?
Is mastitis purely developed from breast feeding, lactation etc or just the sucking of nipple that develops it and therefore infects?
If I was never pregnant, and am not pregnant, and am mastitis or lactating, what could be the problem?
No: Mastitis is when your breasts are inflammed/infected. In severe cases, antibiotics are given. If the process continues, you can develop an abscess. This is when pus present. If a large area is effected, an incision and drainage procedure is performed ("lancing"). This will evacuate the pus but you will now have a wound cavity to heal. Usually, this process does not recur in the same area. ...Read more
My wife had mastitis, then nipple thrush and then mastitis again while breastfeeding in a 2 month span. Does she have an immune problem?
Likely not: Thrush is very common illness. If her nipples hurt due to the yeast infection the first time, she might not have aggressively fed on that side as normal, lending to the mastitis. Since thrush is difficult to eradicate, it makes sense that it came back. If odd infections occur, it's good to think about immune deficiency, but unfortunately, or fortunately, these all make sense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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