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Red Nipples While Breastfeeding
2mth baby has oral and anal mycoses, i feel itching and redness under nipples bcoz im breastfeeding, can I continue nursing her or I should stop?
Continue but treat: I assume you are talking about thrush and diaper rash. You should be treating these as per your doctor. Your nipples should also be treated, but assuming you've discussed treatment options and proper cleaning with your doctor, you should continue breast feeding unless the pain is prohibitive. ...Read more
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
I'm a breastfeeding mom. I have a huge painful red bump on my nipple and it looks like a boil. What should I do? What could it be? It hurts bad
Boil on nipple: The pain and swelling are consistant with an infection on the nipple. Call your doctor to report this and see about proper treatment. ...Read more
I am breastfeeding.Baby had mild thrush now gone with fluconsole after months on nystatin, which is not working for my nipples are still red painless.
I am a breastfeeding mom I got a rash on my breast around the nipple area. Red flakey/scaley blotches on skin as well as bright pink 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
Hi doc, i breastfeed my 22 mos. old baby and i noticed a circular and redness between my nipple and aerola, its a ringworm actually n i treat it with salicylic acid but i didn't breastfeed my child on the treated one actually they have on the both breast
Check with your OB: I would let your OB make the call as to what he/she would like to see you treat with since any medication to treat fungal infections will be excreted in breast-milk and this could be rough on the infant's liver if ingested. Topical treatment probably the best but even then, some absorption of medication will occur. ...Read more
Relaxation: Your body is producing the necessary hormones during pregnancy to prepare you for breastfeeding. The most important thing is to relax and not stress about it. Teaching your baby the correct latch, breastfeeding early on (in delivery room if possible!) and breastfeeding frequenty (10-12 times daily) in the first couple of days will best prepare your breasts successful breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturizer, hydroco: Temporary use of 1 per cent Hydrocortisone can help. Moisturizers such as cerave, cetaphil, aquaphor can be of value. Prescription products include eletone. If this is woman check laundry detergent or fabric softener as possible culprits. Hand wash bras in woolite and see if there is difference. ...Read more
It's embryology: All humans start off as essentially female in the womb no matter what your chromosome arrangement is. After several weeks, if you have a Y chromosome, testosterone kicks in and it changes the chemistry in the genitals and the brain. But the nipples are already there...so they stay. ...Read more
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