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Large Breasts And Breastfeeding
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My baby is a week old and I am breastfeeding her but my right breast seems to be slightly bigger than my left breast. My right breast is firm and large while my left breast is small and not firm at all. I am very concerned and do not know what to do.
Mybreast got extremely big while pregnant and even bigger now I'm breastfeeding Iplan to stop in a week. Will my breast go back down to pre preg Size?
Why do my left side breast still big, droops and flat after having a baby and it has a slight pain i dont breast feed i just breast pump.
Change in shape: It is normal for your breasts to change in size and shape with and after breastfeeding. The slight pain could be a couple of things. As your milk " lets down" just before the milk begins to flow, you may be aware of a slight ACHE as the muscles around the milk ducts contract to get the milk going. Congratulations for breastfeeding your baby! He will be SO healthy! ...Read more
Is it ok to give my 2 year old breast milk since i just birthed his brother a week ago? My son is 2 years and 2 months old and now that he is a big brother he wants to have what his brother is having when i breast feed him. I tried very hard to breast fee
There : There is nothing unhealthy about your breast milk for your 2 yr. Old. I would recommend that you offer it in a cup though, as there is no reason to encourage your toddler to believe he should be treated the same as a newborn. Some regression in behavior is common when a new baby arrives, but it should not be encouraged. Instead shower your 2 yr. Old with praise for being the very important "big brother.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My breast are extremely sore and large from breast milk i don't want to breast feed just want milk out and soreness gone what can I do?
Bind/cool: If you ware a pre-pregnancy bra and bind your chest with an ace wrap (they come in big sizes OTC) the pressure and lack of feeding will eventually cancel out milk production. Cool compresses decrease the pain messages sent to the brain from the tissues.It may take a few days but will do the job. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does a breast infection take to completely fade. I was diagnosed towards the end of breastfeeding. The infection was large initially.
It depends: Breast feeding moms can developed mastitis from plugged milk duct. This can be treated with warm compresses and anti-inflammatory. However if it persists/developes abscess,antibiotics is usually prescribed. I am not sure exactly what you mean by breast infection. Call your doctor or present for in office physical to be checked out. There are cases of pregnancy associated breast cancer. ...Read more
I had a core breast biopsy about 3 months ago, I am breastfeeding as well. I now have a rather large (baseball size) firm lump close to biopsy site ?
See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Wish you good health. ...Read more
Stay the course: There is not much of anything that can be done except stay the course. Months after you have stopped and your breasts have stabilized, autologous fat grafting is great for restoration of volume and form. ...Read more
Yes, it may: The milk stretches out the support ligaments which don't always return to their original size. ...Read more
Let down and oxytoci: Let down is the result of the release of a brain hormone oxytocin ( love hormone) which acts on the milk ducts in your breasts which ejects breast-milk. If you recently had a baby you have oxytocin release when you see or hold your baby. However if you are not breastfeeding and have not had a baby recently, this feeling would be very unusual and if it continues you may want to consult a physician. ...Read more
What herbs can i take to help with lactating AND how can i tell when when breasts are empty after breastfeeding?
Herbs& breastfeeding: Fenugreek seed-3 caps (580-610mg each) 3 times a day with food and Blessed Thistle herb 3 caps (325-390 mg each) 3 times a day with food. Increased frequency of nursing helps milk production more than increased duration. 10 minutes of vigorous nursing will empty most of the milk in a breast. I recommend that if this is a recently born infant, nurse 10 min a side, every 2-3 hrs days, 3-4 hrs nites ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stopped breastfeeding since 4mnths, yet still there is milk in my breasts.Should I take any medication to stop it plz?
No Meds: Breasts are just funny this way! The trick thing about milk is that it just wants to keep coming... You certainly could put baby to breast here and there to give baby antibodies. If you want to stop altogether, you just have to stop checking for it . When you check, it's enough stimulation to keep it flowing! There is such a thing as pituitary tumor causing milk production, but extremely rare ...Read more
How long do breasts produce milk for after stopping breastfeeding a baby? I stopped a year and a half ago and a little still comes out when squeezed.
Depends: Usually does not take very long.However, any stimulation to the nipples can prolong milk production even a vigious shower can stimulate them,there could be a hormonal inbalance. Stop all stimulation and if does dry up see you Gyn/Ob. ...Read more
Hi I have this tipe of 'bulge' in one of my breasts. I discovered it some time ago. O thought it would just go away and was due to me not breastfeeding my baby. My son is 19 months now and its still there. I just need advise of what it could be?
Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. An examination should be done first then the appropriate testing can be done ...Read more
Hormone or reaction: it could be a simple allergic reaction to the bro, T shirt or whatever touching your breast use Hydrocortisone cream from over the counter and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to see if it will go away both safe for breast feeding it could be the hormonal changes women go through after pregnancy or while breast feeding other wise you need to see a doctor to make the proper diagnosis and give you the proper treatment ...Read more
Probably: Studies have shown that nursing will likely produce some degree of ptosis (sag). I have a youtube video showing the effects of nursing on normal and augmented breasts. Visit:. ...Read more
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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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