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Nipple And Pacifier
Why does my one week old baby lips turn purple especially when she drinks her bottles it sucks on my nipple or pacifier
Management: I agree that this may resolve with time, but it is important to have her checked. At your pediatrician's office, I would suggest a pulse oximetry to determine oxygen saturation, while she is feeding. Your pediatrician will exam her to detect any problems with her cardio pulmonary system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have very big nipple. It makes latching difficult. Baby feeds over an hour then wakes up soon to feed. Milk is enough (4 oz) when pump. Pacifier?
Work on feeds: More than 10 minutes on a side will only gain baby 5% more milk, so if baby stays this long it may delay movement of milk forward. I would not feed baby any sooner than 2 hours from the last feed & not assume that their sucking behavior is hunger. Br is feeding + pleasure of lip stimulation + nurturing.Other forms of oral stimulation like a pacifier can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually I can rock 4 month baby to sleep, but now he is very fussy, won't take the pacifier and only falls asleep on my nipple? Why? And what to do?!
Possible teething: At that age, it's possible he is starting to teeth, and is using your nipple to soothe his aching gums. You don't want to get into a routine of him using you to soothe himself at bedtime - it's a difficult habit to break. Try massaging his gums, use a cool teething ring, or try a dose of ibuprofen if he;s really fussy. Likely this will pass with the eruption of some teeth!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not to worry: Nipple size, shape, color is partly hereditary and partly depends on medical history and stage of life (pregnant or nursing, for example.) there really is no such thing as a nipple thatis 'too large.'. ...Read more
Vasospasm: This could be a sign of vasospasm, which is when your blood vessels constrict and restrict blood flow to the area. To help with this keep your whole body warm and breasfeed in a warm place. As soon as a vasospasm occurs, interrupt pumping or feeding and warm your nipples for 10min with a warm cloth. Avoiding caffeine and smoking can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer