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Very small, round lump under areola while breastfeeding. Nipple quite sore, and occasional deep, aching feeling.

Very small, round lump under areola while breastfeeding. Nipple quite sore, and occasional deep, aching feeling.

Mastitis: Sounds like it could be mastitis (infection of a milk gland). Contact your doctor to help with possibly antibiotics. Also use warm compresses and showers. Let ome o the milk run out. ...Read more

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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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Small white bump on my areola for a month(I'm breastfeeding) that only hurt the last few days. It broke and is really sore, what should I do?

Warm compresses: will likely help the area drain and relieve the pain. If worsening, you should consult physician ...Read more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Avoid eating gassy foods
Once
Hydrate well
Once
Continue taking your prenatal vitamins
Daily
Take naps when baby does (if not working)
Once
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Normal for areola to change over time when I'm breastfeeding! I've been nursing for 3 months and the circumstance is odd shaped now! Concern?

No worries: If you are not experiencing new pain, deformity, inflammation or bleeding, then you are unlikely to have a health-threatening condition. See your clinician if it doesn't get better, though, or if you have further concerns. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My areolas are itchy, dry and sticky with a little discharge of something, im 18 and not pregnant or breastfeeding. ?

My areolas are itchy, dry and sticky with a little discharge of something, im 18 and not pregnant or breastfeeding. ?

Need check up: With a discharge, when your not pregnant or breastfeeding needs to be examined clinically and assessed with possible testing too. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Sit in a comfortable chair with good back support; footstool may help
once
Position baby on lap, fully supporting baby's body & head at breast
once
Baby's mouth should cover nipple and most of the areola
once
If painful, break suction and re-position breast in baby's mouth
once
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What to do about a hard mask behind areola warm to touch very sore woke up this way not breastfeeding not pregnant?

Could be an abcess: It is difficult to say for sure without actually seeing it however, you could have a pus pocket (abcess) under the aereola. Normally these are simple to drain at a medical facility however around the nipple you have the pipework that develops and pumps milk so its not always as straightfoward in this locations. Use a warm compress and it may open up and drain. Seek medical att to eval and drain. ...Read more

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How will an areola reduction affect my ability to breast feed? Will an areola reduction surgery affect my ability to breast feed if i decide to have children? .

How will an areola reduction affect my ability to breast feed? Will an areola reduction surgery affect my ability to breast feed if i decide to have children?

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Possibly.: Depending on exactly what type of procedure is performed ( best discussed with your plastic surgeon), some patients are not able to breast-feed after any type of breast surgery that involves incisions around the areola. Again, best to check with your plastic surgeon for more specific advice/predictions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
every 4 hours
Rest
every 6 hours
Reduce stress
once
Join a breastfeeding support group
once
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Is it still possible to breast feed your child when you have psoriasis on your areola and nipple?

Is it still possible to breast feed your child when you have psoriasis on your areola and nipple?

Shield it: If the nipple/areola/skin condition causes discomfort while breast feeding, employ a breast shield. ...Read more

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