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Why does my one week old baby lips turn purple especially when she drinks her bottles it sucks on my nipple or 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 more

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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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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?

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 more

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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?!

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 more

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Why are my nipples soar?

Why are my nipples soar?

Depends: It could be that you don't have enough Progesterone to counteract your normal estrogen. ...Read more

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Why might my nipples be so huge?

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

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Why have my nipples turned white?

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 more

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What causes nipples to get darker?

Nipple color: Nipples may darken or change colors in to hormone changes during premenstrual time frame, period, pregnancy ; menopause. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hairy nipples?

Yes: Some women have hair on the nipples and usually also on chest. This does respond to laser hair removal if this disturbs you. ...Read more

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Why would someone have big nipples?

Genetics: A woman's breasts were designed to suckle. ...Read more

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My nipples are smaller than dimes why?

Female?: We are all unique. Expect enlargement of nipples/ areolas with pregnancy. ...Read more

Pacifier (Definition)

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