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My breasts have engorged again and it really hurts. How do you stop breastfeeding?

My breasts have engorged again and it really hurts. How do you stop breastfeeding?

You pick: You can drop one feeding every couple days (formula instead) until off. You can allow 2-3 min/side each feed (follow with formula).This signals your body to slow production.You can cold turkey= bind your chest with ace wrap/pre-pregnancy bra and tough it out for a few days. Each of these 3 ways has pro's/cons, in the end only youcan decide what would work for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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What can I do if my nipples crack and bleed while breastfeeding?

What can I do if my nipples crack and  bleed while breastfeeding?

Get help: There are several ways you can fix this, but the one thing not to do is to just wait and hope it will get better. A lactation consultant or nurse or doctor can help. If you are sore and cracked, it will cause you pain and put you are risk for infection! try allowing the nipple to air dry with some breast milk on them after feeds and review the baby's latch on position carefully. Good luck! ...Read more

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I just stopped breadt feeding and my boobs are full and hard, what shoukd I do not to feel this discomfort?

I just stopped breadt feeding and my boobs are full and hard, what shoukd I do not to feel this discomfort?

Breast binder: Use a breast binder and cold compresses to the breasts. The cheapest breast binder is a tight jog bra or ace bandage wrap. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 18mnrh old baby. still I breastfeed but now I want to stop feeding. how can I stop it and how can I stop my milk production?

What to do if I have 18mnrh old baby. still I breastfeed but now I want to stop feeding. how can I stop it and how can I stop my milk production?

Nursing: Well, there's cold turkey. Just stop, he might be ready, too. but it can be tough. Introduce a cup, at traditional nursing times. Like, don't nurse in the morning, just get up and give breakfast. Have dad put baby to bed, if possible. I hope you're still not nursing at night. If so, then have him go in, too. If you cut back slowly, you'll make less milk. Cold cabbage leaves, on the breast, help. ...Read more

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I am 21 weeks pregnant and still using meth sometimes. I do really want to stop, how can I stop this bad activity? I dont want to get harm my baby.

I am 21 weeks pregnant and still using meth sometimes. I do really want to stop, how can I stop this bad activity? I dont want to get harm my baby.

Get Help: You can call your OB, Family Doctor, or social services. You can even go to your local ER and they will set you up with councillors who can help you. Please do this as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Im 50 and when I have intercourse it hurts, why and what can I do to enjoy it again?

Im 50 and when I have intercourse it hurts, why and what can I do to enjoy it again?

Possibly: Fisrt of all, have you went through menopause or have you had your ovaries removed for any reason? A likely cause is pain with intercourse, or dysparunia, is lack of moisture and vaginal atrophy, which occur when your body stops making the same amount of hormones it used to. You can try an over the counter water based lubricant, such as astroglide. If no help, then see your gyn. ...Read more

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If i don't breastfeed then does that mean i will get mastitis? How do I stop the milk flow if I am not breastfeeding?

If i don't breastfeed then does that mean i will get mastitis? How do I stop the milk flow if I am not breastfeeding?

No mastitis: You will not necessarily get mastitis but are likely to experience engorgement which can be painful. Keep your breasts bound by a well fitting support bra, consider using cabbage leaves inside the bra to help dry out the milk supply (strange but true) and avoid any stimulation to the breasts like warm water or sexual stimulation while trying to get the milk to go away. ...Read more

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My nipples stay hard and they hurt when i touch it ? I want to know what is the cause

My nipples stay hard and they hurt when i touch it ? I want to know what is the cause

That can be: Difficult to say. You may need to get on the pill, first line for breast pain, if u are on the pill may need a lower estrogen dose. Make sure your bra isn't too tight. Gd luck. ...Read more

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I've had swollen nipples since i was a teen. I would like to know what can I do to unswell these nipples. It's heavy and it hurts.

There are five...: ....Tanner stages. These are describe the stages of development, stage 1 being child (no breasts), stage 5 being adult with adult breasts. Stage four involves a "secondary mound (like a breast on a breast), " which is probably what you are describing. Some women stop at stage four, so are that way permanently. Nevertheless, if it's heavy and painful, it should be checked. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have puffy nipples due to females sucking them they feel good. How do I get my nipples back to normal again?

Sexual Play: Time will heal this. But, the more she engages in this activity, which you enjoy, the longer the normalization will take. ...Read more

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My period should come from 4 days ago but it doesn't because I am stressed and my nipples really hurt because of the peroid what should u do to my nip?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my boobs and nipples hurt when i take my bra off?

Breast pain: Breast pain can be very difficult to treat and its causes are poorly understood. An ill fitting bra is often to blame. Make sure you see someone who is an expert on bra sizing. Sometimes breast pain can be associated with your menstrual cycle. ...Read more