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Are there natural cold remedies for a nursing mother?

Are there natural cold remedies for a nursing mother?

Saline: I agree with Dr Wolfson's recommendations. I would add saline nose spray or use of a neti pot device with distilled water to help clean the nose out. ...Read more

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Breasts Engorged (Definition)

Breasts are swollen and firm due to breast milk excess. This often happens when milk production exceeds amount of milk baby is taking. Engorgement also occurs when "milk comes in" switching from colostrum to mature milk ...Read more


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What are some homeopathic remedies for fibrocystic breast?

What are some homeopathic remedies for fibrocystic breast?

Evening Primrose: Fibrocystic changes are normal findings in breast tissue. For most of us, these are more prominent around the menstrual cycle. For others, it can occur at any time and usually leads to pain and increased lumpiness. The most common remedy is to decrease caffeine. Evening primrose taken by mouth is helpful. Vitamin e is recommended as well. ...Read more

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What's breast engorgement remedy?

What's breast engorgement remedy?

Medical & home: Generally speaking binding and ice compresses are medically recommended with medication being used rarely. However I have heard many women swear by the use of cabbage leaves. ...Read more

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Pushup for women can enlarge breast?

Pushup for women can enlarge breast?

It will not increase: Cup size but may help to ^ band size. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

No: Drinking milk is good for you and the baby and most women's breasts usually become larger from the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Nipple problems: If someone is breastfeeding and has cracked nipples there may be some blood. Most women don't have to deal with that. Also need to have someone see if it is a boil - as in an infection - or if it is a blister from nursing. If someone is having problems breastfeeding it would be a good idea to talk to a lactation consultant. Also should have breasts checked by MD to see if infected or not. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for fibrocystic breast disease?

Are there home remedies for fibrocystic breast disease?

No cure: Fibrocystic breast disease is the presence of fibrocystic tissue in the breasts. There is no cure for fibrocystic breast disease but there is treatment to decrease the discomfort. Decreasing caffeine intake will minimize breast tenderness and increasing vitamin E to 800 or 1000 international units (iu) each day will also decrease the pain. ...Read more

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Horse chestnut safe for breast feeding moms?

Horse chestnut safe for breast feeding moms?

No it is not safe: No it is not safe and not recommended during pregnancy or bresrfeeding and there is fda warning for not using it during pregnancy and breast feeding do not use it if you are pregnant or breast feeding. ...Read more

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Are there ways to induce lactation in a non-pregnant woman by suckling her nipples over time?

Are there ways to induce lactation in a non-pregnant woman by suckling her nipples over time?

A slight chance: There have been case reports of this being successful, but there are many factors. If the woman has previously lactated, there is a better chance for success. It is unlikely induced lactation can be enough for all the infants needs. A nursing supplementor is often used. Even if milk is scant, the act of breastfeeding can provide bonding with the mother and infant. ...Read more

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How do mothers with surgically enhanced breasts breastfeed?

How do mothers with surgically enhanced breasts breastfeed?

Breast feeding: It is entirely possible to breast feed normally after breast implants. There are some women that have difficulty with breast feeding whether they have had implants or not. There is no way to know if it was the implants that caused the problem. If I have a patient who is concerned about the future possibility of breast feeding, we spend time discussing this concern and then make the decision. ...Read more

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Is ginseng safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers

Is ginseng safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers

No: There are many types of ginseng -- asian, chinese, siberian, american, etc. But a few types of asian/eastern ginseng have been shown to cause birth defects in animal pregnancies. So...Very high risk for very low reward. ...Read more

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BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in. ?

BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in. ?

Evaluation: Get it checked out by your PCP as soon as possible more importantly because of your significant family history and don,t delay. Good luck and happy new year in advance ...Read more

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Home remedies to reduce breast fat?

Home remedies to reduce breast fat?

None: There is no such thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general ; a certain % will be breast fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. ...Read more

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Is camomile tea ok for breastfeeding mothers and baby? What other hot beverages can mother take?

Is camomile tea ok for breastfeeding mothers and baby? What other hot beverages can mother take?

OK; use moderation: Mothers report that babies most often object to chocolate; spices (cinnamon, garlic, curry, chili pepper); citrus fruits and their juices, like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit; strawberries; kiwifruit; pineapple; the gassy veggies (onion, cabbage, garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, and peppers); and fruits with a laxative effect, such as cherries and prunes. ...Read more

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Clogged Milk Duct (Definition)

Clogged Milk Ducts can occur during breastfeeding when milk production exceeds nursing by the baby. Milk backs up within the duct and causes pain, ...Read more