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Nipple Ring (Definition)

Pierced nipples do not interfere with breast feeding, but you will need to remove the piercing before each feeding. It may not be a good idea to get a new nipple piercing while breast feeding, because the nipples will be very tender during the healing after piercing. New piercings also may not be a good idea, because of the small risk of getting a skin infection while you are ...Read more


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Does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?

Does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?

Possibly: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Does nipple rings prevent you from breast feeding, if you decide to have kids in the future?

Does nipple rings prevent you from breast feeding, if you decide to have kids in the future?

Can cause problems !: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is mastitis purely developed from breast feeding, lactation etc or just the sucking of nipple that develops it and therefore infects?

Is mastitis purely developed from breast feeding, lactation etc or just the sucking of nipple that develops it and therefore infects?

Mastitis: There are 2 types of mastitis: 1- lactational, breast feeding related 2- non lactational: could be related to trauma to breast, infections elsewhere in the body, e.g. Uti, teeth work, sinusitis, etc. ...Read more

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Recently stopped breast feeding my 19 month old. Now under my nipple is a very painful, hard lump. Very scared and in quite a bit of pain.

Recently stopped breast feeding my 19 month old. Now under my nipple is a very painful, hard lump. Very scared and in quite a bit of pain.

Mastitis: Mastitis is inflammation of the breast tissue/mammary ducts due to milk stasis or bacterial infection. Moist warm compresses and anti-inflammatory medication may help alleviate the discomfort. You need to visit your doc to see if antibiotics are also required. ...Read more

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Hi, I am breast feeding and noticing a white patch under the skin near my nipple. Could that be milk stuck under the skin or something else?

Hi, I am breast feeding and noticing a white patch under the skin near my nipple. Could that be milk stuck under the skin or something else?

Thrush: Sounds like it could be a patch of yeast which can give your baby thrush. Be sure to call your doc, also look in the baby's mouth and see if there are white plaques on the mouth. It is very common for mom and baby to pass it back and forth. ...Read more

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My wife says she has been experiencing sharp pains in breasts, sore nipples and pink. She has been breast feeding our new borne. Should we be worried?

Probably not: In the first few days and sometimes week or two of breastfeeding it can be painful. This is especially true if first child. There are many things you can do to relieve pain and the la leche league can be a good resource. If there is localized heat or redness or you have a fever there may be an infection and should see a provider to confirm. Even with infection you do not have to stop feeding. ...Read more

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What to do about nipple stimulation after breast feeding?

What to do about nipple stimulation after breast feeding?

Please clarify: Please clarify what you mean -- are you talking about stimulation to increase breast milk production? Are you asking if it's safe to stimulate during intimacy? Need more info. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


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