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Can women with inward nipples breastfeed?

Inverted nipples!: They invariably turn outward when the breasts are engorged with milk! it rarely is an issue! ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Can a pregnant mother with jaundice breast feed ?

Can a pregnant mother with jaundice breast feed
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Hepatitis mothers: All infants born to HBV infected mothers should receive
Hep B immunoglobin and first dose of hep B vaccine within 12 hrs of birth, The second dose at 1-2 months and the third dose at 6months.
Breastfeeding is safe for Heb B and Hep C exposed mothers while they need to avoid cracking of the nipple and bleeding.
You can discuss with your ob-gyn.
Good luck. ...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 with breast cancer breast feed?

Can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

Yes: Prior breast cancer does not Prohibit a woman from breastfeeding, however, the affected breast may not prodice much milk if treated by radiation therapy. Furthermore, any medication that you are taking, including chemotherapy, may be transmitted in the breast milk and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Yes: If you are talking about your infant's high bilirubin level-the answer is yes, you may continue to nurse. Speak with your pediatrician regarding the plan for probable coordination with possible phototherapy for your infant and taking breaks to feed. If your infant is severely ill, a premie, or carring an bilirubin level > 20, your doctor may have other recommendations. ...Read more

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Can breast fullness or breast engorgement negatively affect breastfeeding?

Can breast fullness or breast engorgement negatively affect breastfeeding?

Possible: The fullness or engorgement may interfere with the babies ability to latch on. ...Read more

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Can a woman with breast implants still breastfeed?

Can a woman with breast implants still breastfeed?

Yes but be informed: It is very safe but there are some concerns that I have addressed in the video link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fybsihrevec&sns=em in fact it has been shown that women with silicone breast implants produce milk with less silicone than formula fed infants. There are other concerns about capsular contracture and ptosis which are discussed in the video. ...Read more

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My breastfeeding wife with a 5 day old newborn is overproducing milk. Her breasts are engorged with milk and they hurt, sometimes leak. What can we do?

My breastfeeding wife with a 5 day old newborn is overproducing milk. Her breasts are engorged with milk and they hurt, sometimes leak. What can we do?

Pump and store: If the baby is not keeping up with your supply, simply empty the breasts after feeding with a manual or electric pump to relieve symptoms and to prevent mastitis. You can freeze and store all your extra milk when you are not able to breast feed or are ill and cannot breastfeed ...Read more

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Can foreplay with breasts lead to breast cancer?

Can foreplay with breasts lead to breast cancer?

No: Cancer results from things that alter the chemistry of the nucleic acids in the epithelial cells and/or causes the cells to proliferate; fondling can no more produce this than it can give a woman a sunburn. If it's any reassurance, and not implying anything else -- breast cancer has historically been far more common among nuns than among prostitutes. ...Read more

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If a woman gives birth, will her breasts shrink back to normal size without breast feeding?

If a woman gives birth, will her breasts shrink back to normal size without breast feeding?

Some do, some don't: Most commonly, yes, after pregnancy women's breasts go back to their original size both with and without breastfeeding. Having said that, some women experience that their breasts are smaller after pregnancy, and some women experience breasts that stay larger. Age, weight gain and pre-pregnancy weight can affect this as well. ...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 someone with no breasts get breast implants?

Can someone with no breasts get breast implants?

Yes. : The first step is to see a plastic surgeon for a consultation. During a typical consult. I will discuss all the options and together we will determine a size that is right for you. ...Read more

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Can a woman get breast cancer from.Sleeping with her bra on?

Can a woman get breast cancer from.Sleeping with her bra on?

NO: It doesn't matter how she sleeps, with or without bra, clothing, etc. Breast cancer is not caused by contact. ...Read more

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Can women be breastfeeding mothers when they have breast implants?

Can women be breastfeeding mothers when they have breast implants?

You can try: Some women with or without breast implants are not able to produce enough milk to exclusively breast feed. Women with breast implants can try breast feeding; the surgery may or may not change their ability to produce enough milk, so i advise all my patients that they may have to supplement. There is no scientific evidence to my knowledge that women with implants should not breastfeed. ...Read more

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