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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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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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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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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 an 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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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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