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What is the best way to sterilize bottles and nipples?

What is the best way to sterilize bottles and nipples?

Why ever?: This is a practice that dates back to a time when moms made formula from evaporated milk and had to boil the milk to make it digestible. City water supplies were also inconsistent. Today it is a waste of time unless you are unsure of your water. A good bottle brush, and hot soapy water will work well for both. ...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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What is the best way to sterilize tweezers?

What is the best way to sterilize tweezers?

Boiling water: Very carefully place in boiling water for a few minutes, then remove and let cool completely, another option is rubbing alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of my nipples while breastfeeding?

What is the best way to take care of my nipples while breastfeeding?

Lanolin: Exposure to air to "toughen" the sensitive skin and lanolin cream for soothing relief are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat thrush on your nipples when breastfeeding?

What is the best way to treat thrush on your nipples when breastfeeding?

Topical antifungal: Thrush is a fungal infection. Treatment with antifungal medication orally for your newborn and topically to your breast is necessary to clear the infection. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has hair strands on her nipple, what is the best way to get rid of them?

Only a few?: If there are only a few nipple hairs, the simplest way to get rid of them is to grab them with a pair of tweezers and yank them out. It might be a good idea to warn her before attempting to pluck... Otherwise, there could be a scream and a slap. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an inverted nipple on my left breast, which is the best way to correct it?

What to do if I have an inverted nipple on my left breast, which is the best way to correct it?

Cosmetic: Some people have inverted nipples and some people have everted nipples, but neither will affect the functionality of the nipple for breastfeeding. If you are worried about the appearance of the nipple, then I would consult a cosmetic surgeon ...Read more

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What is the best bottle nipple to buy?

BPA Free: I would recommend bpa free bottles and nipples. As far as the shape, your baby will probably decide what she likes best. ...Read more

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What is the best bottle nipple to use?

What is the best bottle nipple to use?

Whichever works best: Use the nipple that your baby feels most comfortable feeding with regardless of age. I recommend silicone nipples. ...Read more

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What is the best type/shape of bottle nipple for newborns?

What is the best type/shape of bottle nipple for newborns?

Variable: Every baby prefers something different. You may just have to try various combos to see what works best for your baby. ...Read more

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Can chest pains come from anxiety? If so, what is the best way to treat it?

Can chest pains come from anxiety? If so, what is the best way to treat it?

Yes: Yes, however, this is frequently a diagnosis of exclusion. If so medically treating the root cause anxiety would be the answer. ...Read more

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What is the best way to work out your chest?

What is the best way to work out your chest?

Chest work out: Pushups, bench press (vary grip position), dumbbell bench presses, chest dips, dumbbell flyes. Be sure to work out rest of body equally to prevent muscle imbalances & to create overall development. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with chest pain related to anxiety? I've tried breathing techniques etc. But I can never seem to calm myself down.

What is the best way to deal with chest pain related to anxiety? I've tried breathing techniques etc. But I can never seem to calm myself down.

Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

Your meds: Albuterol or other short acting bronchodilators temporarily and inhaled steroids for maintenance and, if needed, oral steroids acutely for severe flares. ...Read more

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