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What are breast shells?

What are breast shells?

Protect nipples: Breast shells are used to protect sore nipples from the discomfort of touching your clothing. They can also be used to correct inverted nipples and help your baby breastfeed more easily. They are worn inside your bra. ...Read more

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What do breast shells do to correct inverted nipples?

What do breast shells do to correct inverted nipples?

Breast feeding: Breast shields help the baby latch on to the nipple to allow him to nurse easier. ...Read more

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How should breasts feel?

How should breasts feel?

Feel soft: Breast tissue on exam in a lying down position with the breast being examined, having the hand behind the head and the opposite hand being used, should move around the breast in a clockwise position.L the breast should feel like lumpy oatmeal. A lesion in the breast would feel like someone dropped a stone into the lumpy oatmeal. ...Read more

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Why are my breasts lopsided?

Why are my breasts lopsided?

More glands and fat: One breast formed more glands (allowing for more milk engorgement) and fatty tissue, so ended up bigger than the other. If a woman's breasts were always equal in the past, and one recently got bigger, she should have the doctor examine the breasts to be sure that there is not a more serious problem going on, such as a tumor. ...Read more

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My breasts are shrinking. Why?

My breasts are shrinking. Why?

Breast: If you find your breast shrinking, you've likely either lost weight or your estrogen levels are falling, perhaps from going off the pill or impending menopause. If you're seeing shrinkage and none of those apply (especially if you also have hair loss, acne, and facial hair), consider being tested for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS),and see your doctor . ...Read more

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How come my breasts keep changing sizes?

Changes breast size: Breast scan change size due to fluid retention. This can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What causes cysts in the breasts?

Nature: Many women have fibrocystic changes in their breast tissue. Fluid retention during the cycle can result in the fibrocystic tissue becoming more prominent - manifesting as cysts. Caffeine is known to promote fluid retention and cyst formation in the breast tissue. ...Read more

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Is breast an organ?

Is breast an organ?

Yes: Yes breasts are organ functioning to feed offspring by producing milk. ...Read more

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Why do my breast hurt?

Could be many things: Hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle and fibrocystic breast changes (lumpy, tender breasts) are common causes of breast pain. Pregnancy is another common cause, along with hormone replacement, large breasts, cysts, infection & inflammation. And sometimes what may seem to originate from the breast may actually be pain from somewhere else. If you suffer from breast pain, see your doctor. ...Read more

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