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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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


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Breastfeeding. I've had a sharp pain in one breast for a few days. Stays in the same spot. Doesn't feel engorged. Between and during feeding. Concern?

Breastfeeding. I've had a sharp pain in one breast for a few days. Stays in the same spot. Doesn't feel engorged. Between and during feeding. Concern?

A few things...: It could be a clogged duct — try soaking the area with warm compresses and massaging the area. Shooting pain can also possibly related to yeast. If the nipple is red and also hurting those are more signs of yeast. Can also look to see if baby has signs of thrush (yeast in baby's mouth) which would be a whitish coating on tongue. Pain can also be from a latch problem on one side. See doctor. ...Read more

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18 years old breast feed a 2-month old I feel soreness on the bottom of my right breast but i also get these really sharp pains throughout my breast?

18 years old breast feed a 2-month old I feel soreness on the bottom of my right breast but i also get these really sharp pains throughout my breast?

Breast pain: Thanks for breast feeding your new baby -it is the best way to start life. Your pain could be a number of things — from simple, stretching pains due to the milk production, to milk ducts contracting to empty, to more serious things like infection. If your breast is red or hot, or you feel sick or fever, then you need to be seen. Otherwise, nurse frequently to empty breast, warm shower and massage. ...Read more

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7 pp c-sec and It just felt it the first time that when I breast feed I had a sharp pains on right side of pelvis? Never happened before?

7 pp c-sec and It just felt it the first time that when I breast feed I had a sharp pains on right side of pelvis? Never happened before?

Contractions: It is common for breastfeeding to stimulate the uterus to contract and since you had a c section, that can create some pain. However, it usually shows up early then 7 days post-partum. Give your OB a call to make sure all is fine. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding for 9 months. Sudden sharp burning pain in left nipple shooting into breast. Only on left, no signs of thrush in baby or me.?

Breastfeeding for 9 months. Sudden sharp burning pain in left nipple shooting into breast. Only on left, no signs of thrush in baby or me.?

Yeast still likely: Even if you have no sign, nor the baby any sign, that history sounds suspicous for yeast. Get a good assessment by an experienced lactation consultant, and try to find a sympathetic doctor who would be willing to listen to the treatment suggestions by the lactation consultant. A provider that is a lc and an arnp would be able to see you and probably write a script for treationg you and the baby. ...Read more

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Sore, sensitive montgomery glands on areola on right breast. Not breastfeeding or pregnant. I sleep on that side. No sharp pain. Cancer?

? Fibrocystic Breast: Could be fibrocystic breast disease. This is a reason for tenderness. Can be treated with tighter, more supportive bra (sports), ibuprofen, etc. Fibrocystic issues can be related to your time in your cycle. Does the pain come and go 'monthly' like your cycle does? ...Read more

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How to prevent sagging breasts with breastfeeding?

Breast feeding is ok: With the help of time & gravity all breasts will eventually sag. Factors that contribute to breast sagging include smoking cigarettes, a woman's body mass index, number of children she has given birth to, breast size prior to pregnancy & genetics. Breast feeding is not considered a major factor when it comes to breast sagging. ...Read more

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How will fybrocystic breasts effect my breastfeeding abilities?

How will fybrocystic breasts effect my breastfeeding abilities?

No.: You may even feel fewer lumps in your breasts with breastfeeding. Let your doctor know if you run into any problems. ...Read more

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Should you breast feed with a fibroadenoma?

Should you breast feed with a fibroadenoma?

Yes: You can breastfeed with a fibroadenoma. Fibroadenomas are benign findings and should not have any impact on your breastfeeding or in the quality of the nutrition you provide to your infant. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy or breastfeeding ruin your breasts?

Does pregnancy or breastfeeding ruin your breasts?

Pregnancy changes it: During pregnancy your breast enlarge and the glands in your breasts get prepared for making milk once you deliver. Once the baby is out and starts to nurse your breasts get even bigger than they actively produce milk. However, after breastfeeding for any length of time, your breasts do decrease in size about a cup size. ...Read more

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Small breast after stopping breastfeeding? What to do? Thanks

Small breast after stopping breastfeeding? What to do? Thanks

Not that much to do: Unfortunately, pregnancy can increase the size of the breasts as they engorge with milk production. Once breast feeding stops, the breasts will return and then look smaller of course when you were used to them being bigger. You are usually stuck with what god gave you. Short of that, breast implants are the best option. ...Read more

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Will the dr let you breast feed if you have THC in your system?

Will the dr let you breast feed if you have THC in your system?

Report required: In my state I am required by law to report any parent who is knowingly exposing their baby to thc in any form. The normal response by the cps would include removal of the child from the environment. ...Read more

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I have HIV can I breast feed?

I have HIV can I breast feed?

No: You should not breast feed if you have hiv. Hiv can be transmitted to your baby that way. The risk is probably very low if you're on effective treatment, but it's still safer to use formula. ...Read more

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Can I pump instead of breast feed?

Can I pump instead of breast feed?

Sure: There are many women that pump their breast to collect the breast milk. As long as you're able to get milk got to come out this is usually sustainable. I would continue to try to breast-feed is as well. Laleche league is a good organization to get information from for this topic. ...Read more

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Can u breast feed n still get pregnant?

Some do: At present, I have one mom in my practice who is breastfeeding both her kids, born 11 mo apart. Breastfeeding does reduce the fertility of some women, but cannot be depended on as a form of birth control. ...Read more

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How often should you breast feed your newborn baby?

How often should you breast feed your newborn baby?

On demand: It is advisable to feed your baby on demand, on his or her schedule. Consider breast milk may be digested in an hour to two hours as opposed to formula that can take 3 to 4 hours to become digested. That is why breast fed infants feed very frequently and it is not unusual for them to feed 10 t0 12 times in 24 hours. Newborns may lose a little of weight the first week and then start gaining. ...Read more

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