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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...Read more

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How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and weaning my infant off of breast milk?

How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and weaning my infant off of breast milk?

Don't be in a hurry!: The simplest, most natural way to wean is when your child initiates the process, usually around when solids are started. But if you're ready and they're not, try slowly tapering the number of nursing sessions every two or three days by replacing a nursing session with an alternative meal from a bottle/sippy cup/other foods (if ready). With luck, she'll be too busy with new experiences to notice! ...Read more

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My nipples are cracking during feeding. Is this breast cancer?

My nipples are cracking during feeding. Is this breast cancer?

An eczema- like rash: That persists after a few wks should be biopsies but it sounds like chapping. ...Read more

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Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

Possibly: If the piercing hits into the ducts, milk flow could be affected. Production should not be a problem, but you may be more prone to mastitis and/or have some minor problems with let down of the milk. That being said, I have known many women to breast feed without any problems who had history of nipple piercing, so I wouldn't rule it out just based on that. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

MD visit: The rash may be due to a number of conditions, including infections, contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis. Since you both have a rash, this raises the possibility of an infection that has been transferred to the baby. If you are applying topical lotions or perfumed products this may lead to a contact dermatitis. Your physician will be able to determine the treatment for the underlying cause. ...Read more

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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

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Is my baby allergic to breast milk?

Is my baby allergic to breast milk?

No: (probably not). It is very rare for babies to have intolerance to breast milk. On rare occasions babies may be intolerant to a food they are exposed to in their mother's diet through breast milk. Allergy skin tests can help determine if this may be the case. Common symptoms of this may include rash/eczema or even vomiting/spitting up. It should be noted that most colic is not due to food allergy. ...Read more

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Is breast and nipple tenderness normal in the first month or so of breast feeding?

Is breast and nipple tenderness normal in the first month or so of breast feeding?

Yes: This is pretty common. Some women get so sore they just give up. Call your local la leche chapter for support and tips on helping the tenderness. ...Read more

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Is it normal for baby girls to develop lumps of tissue under their nipples like breasts?

Is it normal for baby girls to develop lumps of tissue under their nipples like breasts?

Yes: A burst of your hormones pass to your baby shortly before delivery, one of the finishing touches in preparing her lungs to breathe air when she is born. These hormones include estrogen and androgens, and can have several transient side effects. Real, mature breast tissue forms, creating firm lumps under the nipples. Some babies even leak some real milk from their breasts. ...Read more

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Will girls with fake boobs still produce their milk and breast feed their child?

Will girls with fake boobs still produce their milk and breast feed their child?

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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Is it possible to breastfeed exclusively after feeding my child a mix of breast milk and formula?

Is it possible to breastfeed exclusively after feeding my child a mix of breast milk and formula?

Yes: Absolutely! if your milk supply is in but your are concerned you might not be making enough for your baby right now, try pumping for a brief period of time to increase your supply. If may take a few days to a week, but hang in there- your body will adjust to the increase demands. Be sure to drink plenty of water so that your body is well-hydrated. ...Read more

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I'm 24. Lump in breast that's tender to touch. Usually comes after menestrual cycle in breast with flat nipple. Red, sore and peeling around areola?

I'm 24. Lump in breast that's tender to touch. Usually comes after menestrual cycle in breast with flat nipple. Red, sore and peeling around areola?

Lump mastitis: For your age any signs of infection you should see your GYn or F/d asap especially with lumpy breasts and if confirm infection it should be treated with antibiotics for a coarse and follow up mandatory as if unresponsive it can be serious to rule out remote possibility of inflammatory breast tumor although it is very rare but not impossible. Good luck and see your doctor now ...Read more

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I having pain and yellowish nipple discharge from one duct right breast. Mainly on pressure applied, on night clothes. Not breast feeding. Scared!?

I having pain and yellowish nipple discharge from one duct right breast. Mainly on pressure applied, on night clothes. Not breast feeding. Scared!?

Please do not panic: Yellow discharge is normal for many women. If the discharge becomes red/bloody or brown, then see your doctor immediately. It is important to do breast self exam monthly. If there is anything that feels different, then see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

Pacifier (Definition)

Pacifier use is associated with a significantly ...Read more