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Doctor insights on: Mothers Breasts Are Different Sizes

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Could your breast size always take after your mother?

Could your breast size always take after your mother?

No: Just look around you. I'll also give you a heads-up -- despite all the goofy talk, most men don't actually care about this when we're looking for someone special. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was giving my self a breast exam like my mother told me to do and i found a knot and it hurts to touch bout the size of a dime what do I do?

I was giving my self a breast exam like my mother told me to do and i found a knot and it hurts to touch bout the size of a dime what do I do?

USPST: 28 year old lady with question about self breast exam. The United States Preventative Services Task Force has now recommended against teaching women self breast exam. Clinical Breast Exam with an experienced provider is recommended, however, if you discover something worrisome, especially if you have family history of breast cancer. Please see your MD for a referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a breast to lose size after radiation? Its happened to me and to my mother

Is it normal for a breast to lose size after radiation? Its happened to me and to my mother

Size questions: Can't be forecast. Some breasts swell with edema and enlarge, others contract and shrink. Both may change many months after treatment. Some adapt, othres seek surgical solution to "even up" or make more symmetric. ...Read more

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I am 38 year old indian mother of 2 daughters. 15 and 8 years old. Recently I have noticed increase in my breast size towards outer side. What is this?

I am 38 year old indian mother of 2 daughters. 15 and 8 years old. Recently I have noticed increase in my breast size towards outer side. What is this?

Get an exam...: It is important for an accurate answer, and for your health, that you get examined. Weight gain, pregnancy, hormones, etc can all affect breast size; however, you want to be sure that there isn't something more serious underlying what you are observing. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the different ways to feed a newborn if the mother cannot breast feed it?

What are the different ways to feed a newborn if the mother cannot breast feed it?

Feeding: if a baby cannot breastfeed, the only other appropriate way is to feed the baby via a bottle. If the mother can pump breastmilk, that is preferred, otherwise baby formula can be used. Talk with your pediatrician for specific directions. ...Read more

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I have a lump about the size of an olive between my armpit and breast and im scared . My maternal grandmother also has terminal cancer. I'm 23 yrs old?

I have a lump about the size of an olive between my armpit and breast and im scared . My maternal grandmother also has terminal cancer. I'm 23 yrs old?

Unlikely to be bad: But see your doctor and be examined. Do to your age, it's highly unlikely it's breast or other cancer, but the lump should be examined and evaluated. Make an appointment. ...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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Is it bad to get a tatoo for breast fed mothers?

Is it bad to get a tatoo for breast fed mothers?

Depends: The ink that is used in tattoos in the us is subject to fda regulation as cosmetics. None are approved for injection under the skin. However, the ink molecules are too large to pass into breastmilk. Local and systemic infections are the most prevalent risks after tatooing. It is suggested that mothers wait at least for your infant's 1st b-day to give your body a chance to recover from birth. ...Read more

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What effects has THC on breast feeding babies if mother consumes?

What effects has THC on breast feeding babies if mother consumes?

THC: Thc can impair a mother's judgment and child care abilities. There is concern that marijuana may have effect on neurotransmitters and nervous system development of the infant. For a more complete answer please refer to lactmed- from the us national institutes of health. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/f?./temp/~sgjkqy:1. ...Read more

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The composition of breast milk is same in all mothers?

Probably not: We know that the composition of breast milk changes from the beginning of a nursing session to the end (the fat content rises as the baby nurses longer. And we know that milk produced in the morning is different than milk produced at night. So I am sure that there are variations between individuals. But breast milk is always the first choice for a baby. ...Read more

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Please could you recommend diet for breast feeding mothers?

Please could you recommend diet for breast feeding mothers?

Varied diet, fluids: It is important to eat a good variety of foods including all of the food categories - proteins, carbohydrates and fats. You need extra calcium to avoid your body stealing it from your bones for the milk. Most important, you need extra fluids - about 100 ounces daily. Calorie intake should be about a thousand calories more than your usual intake. ...Read more

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My mother has breast cancer. Will she die?

My mother has breast cancer. Will she die?

Breast ca prognosis: Prognosis of breast cancer will depend on the stage, the type/biology of cancers/ other prognostic markers. All of us will die sooner or later. However, not everybody with breast cancer will die from the breast cancer. Without any information it is hard to say about one's prognosis. Please discuss with her oncologist in detail. Nobody knows about one's fate- only god knows. ...Read more

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My mother's breasts are hurting. Couldshe have breast cancer?

My mother's breasts are hurting. Couldshe have breast cancer?

Breast cancer sx’s: Can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular ; hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful ; soft. Swelling of breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain ; sometimes swollen lymph nodes under arm. Seek med eval if you have suspicious symptoms. Bilateral soreness is. ...Read more