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Are large nipples and small breasts normal?

Are large nipples and small breasts normal?

Yes: There is no normal. Breast come in a multitude of different beautiful and lovely sizes and shapes. I hope you love yours just the way they are. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Am i pregnant? Tender breast, frequent urination, moody, sore breast since the first of april, increased appetite, veins showing, breast feel heavier, bloated, breast size increased.

Am i pregnant? Tender breast, frequent urination, moody, sore breast since the first of april, increased appetite, veins showing, breast feel heavier, bloated, breast size increased.

If : If there is a possibility you could be pregnant, you should take a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period and a doctor's test can tell around when you should be getting your next period. Good luck! ...Read more

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Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Nipple problems: If someone is breastfeeding and has cracked nipples there may be some blood. Most women don't have to deal with that. Also need to have someone see if it is a boil - as in an infection - or if it is a blister from nursing. If someone is having problems breastfeeding it would be a good idea to talk to a lactation consultant. Also should have breasts checked by MD to see if infected or not. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

No: Drinking milk is good for you and the baby and most women's breasts usually become larger from the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will my breasts lose a lot of size after breastfeeding?

Will my breasts lose a lot of size after breastfeeding?

Possibly: Many women notice a reduction in size of their breasts after breast feeding. You cannot predict ahead of time, however. ...Read more

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Do all women with small breasts have dense breasts? My mom had dense breasts and had breast cancer at 54. Does this mean I will?

Do all women with small breasts have dense breasts? My mom had dense breasts and had breast cancer at 54. Does this mean I will?

Yes - No: Most women who have smaller breasts have denser tissue. That is because breast tissue is composed of fibrous tissue and fatty tissue. The smaller breasts have less fat so the fibrous tissue is more condensed. Just because your mother had breast cancer does not guarantee you will. HOWEVER, you should be monitored closer because you are at a higher risk. See a local breast surgeon for guidance. ...Read more

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Left breast tender large breasts and blue veins more in left aged 52 periods stopped 18 months can feel no lumps?

Left breast tender large breasts and blue veins more in left aged 52 periods stopped 18 months can feel no lumps?

Mammogram: If you are concerned about what might be going on with your breast, you should have a breast exam by an experienced healthcare provide and a mammogram if you have not had one in the past year. Hopefully the results will be reassuring. ...Read more

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Breast.Reduction can my nipples be smaller?

Breast.Reduction can my nipples be smaller?

Yes: When the breast volume is decreased by either liposculpting, significant weight loss or surgical reduction mastepexy, the areola-colored part around the protruding nipple- usually shrinks, or it can be surgically reduced and made more symmetric at the time of surgery. The nipples themselves tend to protrude less when the "skin balloon" of the breast is deflated. ...Read more

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Do women with smaller breasts produce less milk?

Do women with smaller breasts produce less milk?

No: Some of my most successful breastfeeding moms would be classified by some as least likely to suceed if judged by their breast size. One has contributed to the local bank for premi's since her she makes far more than her healty newborn can drink. Motivation, diet and patience will go a long way toward success in this area. (along with a good lactation coach). ...Read more

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How do mothers with surgically enhanced breasts breastfeed?

How do mothers with surgically enhanced breasts breastfeed?

Breast feeding: It is entirely possible to breast feed normally after breast implants. There are some women that have difficulty with breast feeding whether they have had implants or not. There is no way to know if it was the implants that caused the problem. If I have a patient who is concerned about the future possibility of breast feeding, we spend time discussing this concern and then make the decision. ...Read more

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Can a woman reduce her breast size by exercising and losing weight, since breasts are just fat?

Can a woman reduce her breast size by exercising and losing weight, since breasts are just fat?

Yes: Quick answer....Yes. As your body fat % goes down with weight loss, so will your breast size. This does vary from woman to woman though. ...Read more

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After breast feeding stopped i develop lump in breast reason and treatment?

After breast feeding stopped i develop lump in breast reason and treatment?

May be: A galactocele from a blocked milk duct causing a milk cyst to form. Try local heat & contact your doctors to identify what this may be. ...Read more

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Currently breast feeding will my breasts remain ugly and deflated looking once I chose to stop breastfeeding ?

Currently breast feeding will my breasts remain ugly and deflated looking once I chose to stop breastfeeding ?

Yes: this ia a small price you would pay for the breast feeding. You get all the benefits of breast feeding including: healthier, smarter, less infections, less risk of cancer, better weight loss for you if you want to get rid of the baby weight. ...Read more

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My breast are sore, tender and larger, areola has increased in size. Period is lighter and shorter, feeling constipated what is this?

My breast are sore, tender and larger, areola has increased in size. Period is lighter and shorter, feeling constipated what is this?

Multiple things: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a good over the counter medication for constipation. Breast pain can be hormonal, related to diet or weight gain. There are many options to obtain better menstrual cycle control. Schedule an Obgyn visit and discuss your options ...Read more

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After giving birth and losing weight my breasts have become saggy and small. How to make them big and firm?

After giving birth and losing weight my breasts have become saggy and small. How to make them big and firm?

Breast size is: Likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy, breast feeding ; possibly prior to your period. You can build up chest muscles w exercise ; weight lifting but it will not ^ the amt. Of fatty tissue. There are no pills, herbs or machines that will ^ breast size. Breast augmentation is surgical enlargement. A padded bra will ^ appearance of volume. A supportive, well fitting bra can also enhance appearance. ...Read more

Breasts Enlarged (Definition)

increase in size of the breast or breasts would be considered an ...Read more