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What can I do to soothe my nipples during a painful latch?

What can I do to soothe my nipples during a painful latch?

Lanolin, cool packs: Firstly, work on the latch technique with a goal of a pain-free latch. If it's too late, and your nipples are already abused, apply a few drops of breastmilk after each feeding to moisturize the skin. You can also try lanolin as a soothing agent. Gel-based cool packs can take the sting and burning down a few notches, and a dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can be in order for moderate pain. ...Read more

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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


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I have chest pain just under the nipple on L side following a blow during hockey. There is no external bruising. It is painful to take a full breath?

I have chest pain just under the nipple on L side following a blow during hockey.  There is no external bruising.  It is painful to take a full breath?

Chest Contusion: Treatment for a chest contusion includes rest, cold compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Deep breathing exercises may be recommended to lessen the risk for atelectasis and pneumonia. http://www.freemd.com/chest-contusion/overview.htm ...Read more

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Should I use cream or ointment to soothe my nipples while i’m breastfeeding?

Should I use cream or ointment to soothe my nipples while i’m breastfeeding?

Yes: Try lanolin! it is natural and safe for your breast feeding baby. It works well for healing cracked nipples (and it also works well for sucking blisters on your baby's mouth as well!) some moms also like aquaphor- which is a vasoline like ointment that is safe to use as well. ...Read more

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What are good ways to lessen the pain in my nipple?

What are good ways to lessen the pain in my nipple?

Heat and massage.: First what is causing the pain? Is it under the nipple, in the breast, in the muscles under the breast, being referred to the nipple from the shoulder? Any discharge, bloody, milky, pus? Are you on birth control pills? Have you ever been pregnant? Get to your doctor who will put this puzzle together. ...Read more

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6 year old has painful nipples, should I be concerned?

Not really: Why are they painful? Get pinched? Injured? Have a rash? If concerned have him/her seen. I am not really concerned but if it persists it is worth evaluating. Could also be premature thealrche or premature breast buds in a girl and is worth seeing doctor. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a very painful ball in my nipple I am a boy?

Please help! I have a very painful ball in my nipple I am a boy?

Transient problem: About a half of males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Normally it will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. Carrying around extra weight can aggravate the issue as fat can masquerade as breast tissue. Check with your doc if you want to be sure. ...Read more

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My son 13.Has a hard ball behind his right nipple. Painful if pressed. What should I do? Thank you.Johan

My son 13.Has a hard ball behind his right nipple. Painful if pressed. What should I do? Thank you.Johan

Breast bud: I understand you to say that your sonia 13 years. Many boys during puberty may experience temporary breast growth from the hormones in his body. This is temporary and will go away. But to be sure it is nothing else, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a 14 year old females nipples are very painful? My sister is experiencing pain on her nipples.

Most likely hormonal: Hormonal changes are the most common cause except for medications, trauma and infections. Being that she is 14, thelarche (breast development) would have already occurred months (years) prior. Avoiding caffeine and a supportive bra may help. If there is redness or continued pain, she should see her doctor. ...Read more

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