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Is breastfeeding women to have recurring mastitis?

Is breastfeeding women to have recurring mastitis?

Possible: Mastitis or breast infection is common in women who breastfeed but can also happen in women who are not breastfeeding. If an infection has not been adequately treated, it is possible for it the recur, even years later. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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From research, mastitis is common when breastfeeding, I have all symptoms of mastitis but not breastfeeding, so is this from partner sucking breast?

From research, mastitis is common when breastfeeding, I have all symptoms of mastitis but not breastfeeding, so is this from partner sucking breast?

Other causes: Mastitis is common while breastfeeding, but there are other causes, and often unrelated to suckling on the nipple. There is also a severe form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer that can look just like mastitis, with redness and warmth and swelling of the breast skin. You should have your physician examine you. ...Read more

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Does infection from breast feeding make you have lumpy breasts?

Does infection from breast feeding make you have lumpy breasts?

It Can: Breast infections associated with breastfeeding may take the form of diffuse swelling (mastitis) and/or fluid-filled lumps that require drainage (abscess). Of course, the breast may get very "lumpy-bumpy" with breastfeeding without any infection. Either way, the lumps should resolve after treatment of the infection and discontinuation of breast-feeding. ...Read more

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Can stopping breast feeding make you have lumpy breasts?

Can stopping breast feeding make you have lumpy breasts?

Yes for short while: Yes it is not uncommon to have lumpy and painful breasts for several days or longer, especially after abrupt weaning.It may be prevented by slow weaning. ...Read more

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What causes sore nipples? I'm not pregnant or breastfeeding

What causes sore nipples? I'm not pregnant or breastfeeding

Friction: Sometimes it just simple friction from the material from a bra or shirt especially if one is active that can cause irritation and soreness. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get mastitis while not breastfeeding?

Is it possible to get mastitis while not breastfeeding?

Yes: Mastitis is related to infection or inflammation of the breast. During nursing it is usually secondary to an infection. However you may get breast infection due to other causes other than nursing. In addition breast secretion within the glands and ducts is also irritant to the breast parenchyma and can cause mastitis if it gets out of the ducts into the breast tissue (chemical mastitis). ...Read more

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How likely is it that you have an infection related to breastfeeding if you have breast engorgement and ineffective infant feeding patterns?

How likely is it that you have an infection related to breastfeeding if you have breast engorgement and ineffective infant feeding patterns?

Likely: If your breast is painful, red, swollen (besides engorgement) or you are feeling sick or have fever, do not delay - you could have mastitis and this needs prompt attention. Nurse VERY FREQUENTLY, massage breast to try and get the milk flowing, use pump if you have one to relieve engorgement. If those things aren't working , though, seek care today at an urgent care center or ER if you're ill. ...Read more

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Could one have mastitis even if you're not pregnant or breastfeeding?

Could one have mastitis even if you're not pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Yes although it wouldn't be terribly common. If you have redness, heat, swelling, burning - any of the above see a doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Can you use brewers yeast while breast feeding?

Can you use brewers yeast while breast feeding?

Sure: In researching what is in this supplement, i cannot imagine how it would be harmful. Be advised, babies are very sensitive to what you ingest. If you sense that it is poorly tolerated then just stick with a regular prenatal vitamin. ...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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Is Azo yeast safe while breast feeding?

Is Azo yeast safe while breast feeding?

Azo yeast: Azo yeast contains boneset (eupatorium perfoliatum), mistletoe leaf (viscum album) ; lactobacillus sporogenes. The product site states “pregnant ; breastfeeding women are advised to consult their doctor.” it does not appear to be well studied. Unless your physician is familiar w this product ; can clear it’s use – would not recommend taking while pregnant or breast feeding. ...Read more

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Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Check LATCH: It could be that your baby has an incorrect latch or his/her mouth is not open wide enough when feeding. See a lactation consultant or pediatrician to evaluate both the latch and your breast. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a mastitis (breast) infection without nursing?

Yes: Its known as non-lactional mastitis. You can also be at increased risk of developing this if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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Can you take cold medicine while breast feeding?

Can you take cold medicine while breast feeding?

It depends on what: the medication is. Taking Robitusin of Mussinex should be fine. I would check with your doctor or your babies pediatrician for other medications. ...Read more

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Can you take B12 vitamins while breast feeding?

Can you take B12  vitamins while breast feeding?

Yes: Continue taking your prenatal vitamins, which contain b12, as long as you are breast feeding. ...Read more

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While breast feeding what happens to hormones and pcos symptoms?

While breast feeding what happens to hormones and pcos symptoms?

Many things: PCOS (poly cystic ovary syndrome) is a common endocrinologic disorder of unknown cause. It affects many hormones causing several illnesses. You need to consult with your OB/GYN or endocrinologist to get the best answer to your question. ...Read more

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Can you take exedrin while breast feeding?

Can you take exedrin while breast feeding?

Not recommended: Excedrin has Aspirin in it and most breastfeeding sources recommend to not take apirin while breastfeeding. Motrin or Ibuprofen is recommended. ...Read more

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Is it true that mothers w/hypothyroidism should not breastfeed? Why?

Is it true that mothers w/hypothyroidism should not breastfeed? Why?

Breast feeding: There's no reason why a woman who is hypothyroid and on thyroid hormone replacement shouldn't or can't breastfeed under normal circumstances.Most new mothers with a preexisting thyroid condition should have a thyroid evaluation within a few weeks of delivery, to check for shifts in thyroid function. ...Read more

Dr. Greg Pahnke
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