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Mothers Breasts Engorged
Breasts engorged: Breasts are swollen and firm due to breast milk excess. This often happens when milk production exceeds amount of milk baby is taking. Engorgement also occurs when "milk comes in" switching from colostrum to mature milk several days after birth. ...Read more
Clogged duct: Take a warm shower, then massage breast where clog is toward the nipple. Continue to nurse. If possible try to rotate baby's position so the nose is toward the clog. Call your doctor if fever. If getting them often, avoid tight or underwire bra and don't skip feeds. If pumping and getting often, increase the diameter of the phalange. It can take a couple days to get clog out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The milk duct becomes swollen and milk can't pass. You can still breast feed however. ...Read more
Few days: If you are breast feeding and you have experienced lumpy tender breast/breasts as you are learning to breast feed, you may have mild engorgement. If you have pain and fever call your OB about need for medication. If no fever, try pumping breasts for 3-5 minutes before breast feeding to get milk flowing and unclog ducts. Usually 2 or 3 days of this before feeds will resolve problem. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my left breast. it also itches something fierce. could it be a clogged milk duct or maybe an infection of some kind?
Breastfeeding?: It sounds as if you are breastfeeding? If so a clogged duct can present as a tender red area of the breast. The itchiness also concerns me for a yeast infection, especially if the nipple is involved. Try a warm compress on any red area tonight, be sure the baby is draining the area by compressing the milk ducts in that area. See your physician if this is not better in 24 hours, may need yeast rx ...Read more
I have a lump in my breast that my obgyn said could possibly be a clogged milk duct but I've done everything possible to unclog it and it's still ther?
Get is checked furth: Further check up is advised. You may benefit from a second opinion. How large is this lump and for how long have you had it? If it is growing in size, then it needs to be further evaluated to make sure that it is not cancerous(uncommon in your age group, but not impossible). A Mammogram may be useful to further define its nature and monitor its size over the next 6 months to one year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a woman's breasts fail to stand firm like a mother of two, if she doesn't wear bra often? How long can she wear bra in a day
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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See yiur doctor: Your doctor will need to do an examination to diagnose the problem. There could be a number of causes including infection. ...Read more
My breasts are very small compared to females in my family i.E.My mother & younger sister. Why? I am slightly overweight does this make a difference?
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