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Doctor insights on: Why Does A Woman Nipple Is Sore Without Breastfeeding

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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Is it normal for drops of breast milk to come out of breast after a year of not breast feeding? Does it mean pregnant? Please help!

Is it normal for drops of breast milk to come out of breast after a year of not breast feeding?  Does it mean pregnant?  Please help!

Yes and no for 2 Qs: While it isn't it improbable to get drops of milk from the breast, long after you breast fed the infant, I wouldn't rely on this "method" to diagnose pregnancy, for which easy to use home pregnancy kits should be used. If you have doubts after that, you can be checked by your physician for a better assessment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to have a white discharge from my nipple?  I am 25, not pregnant or beast feeding.

Is it normal for me to have a white discharge from my nipple?  I am 25, not pregnant or beast feeding.

Yes this is normal: This is normal from time to time. The white discharge is likely milk even through you are not pregnant or breastfeeding. Ovulation and shifts of the hormones of estrogen and progesterone can cause this. Now if the breast is red and tender and the white discharge is thick, than that is an infection. If this is the case then I would advise you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it harmful for a girl to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

See doc: Breast milk production (lactation) without being pregnant usually is a sign of an endocrine problem. Whatever is coming from the breast may not be milk, but it still warrants a work-up to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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What should a woman do when she has fibrocystic breasts?

What should a woman do when she has fibrocystic breasts?

Be normal & happy!: Our breast tissue is fibrocystic by nature. Some women experience increased pain and lumpiness than others. If you are having pain, then try dietary modifications (see other posts). If you are not getting relief, seek out a breast specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have sore breasts during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have sore breasts during pregnancy?

Yes: Boy is it! one of the hormones of pregnancy stimulates the breasts to enlarge and start producing milk. This can make your breasts very sore. A good supportive bra can help. ...Read more

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If a women is breastfeeding and does not get her period is she pregnant?

If a women is breastfeeding and does not get her period is she pregnant?

Not usually: Typically a woman who is breastfeeding does not ovulate for several months she therefore will not have a period. Since it is hard to know when ovulation (egg release) will resume, birth control of some sort should be used, however, --assuming that another pregnancy is not an immediate goal. ...Read more

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Can a pcos woman get pregnant while breast feeding? if she got pregnant will breast feeding stop? what about a normal woman?

Can a pcos woman get pregnant while breast feeding? if she got pregnant will breast feeding stop? what about a normal woman?

Yes: If you are ovulating you can get pregnant. Women with PCOS ovulate less frequently and breastfeeding if done exclusively ( no pacifiers or supplements at all) does suppress ovulation for awhile. Pregnancy doesn't necessarily dry up breast milk but it is very difficult to get enough nutrients to feed one baby while growing another. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my breasts to be bigger while breastfeeding?

Is it normal for my breasts to be bigger while breastfeeding?

Yes: Not just because the milk makes them balloon, but also because working milk glands are bigger just as working muscles get bigger. ...Read more

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What does it means when a womans breast is sore for more than two weeks?

What does it means when a womans breast is sore for more than two weeks?

I'm not sure: You need to see a doctor for a thorough breast exam, which should take at least 3 minutes per breast, longer for larger breasts. Many women have breast pain, and we often never find a cause. If your breast is red or hot or you feel a lump, see a doctor immediately as that can be serious. If not, you can wait several weeks for an appointment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a women has pain between her breasts?

What does it mean when a women has pain between her breasts?

Unknown: A physical exam would be needed to better explain what's going on with your pain. If the pain is in your chest bone, then that might be costochondritis, but really, you should discuss this with a doctor in real life. ...Read more

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Is it hard or impossible for a woman to breastfeed her child if she had a breast implant or breast reduction?

Is it hard or impossible for a woman to breastfeed her child if she had a breast implant or breast reduction?

Possibly: Depending on the surgical technique, milk production may be affected very little or very much. Discuss this with your plastic surgeon since s/he will be able to determine which technique is most appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a virgin woman's breasts to produce milk?

Is it possible for a virgin woman's breasts to produce milk?

It could occur: As a side effect of certain medications or with specific tumors. Galactorrhea. ...Read more

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If a girls nipples is hard what does it mean?

She is normal: This can be a normal finding on some girls, she could be cold, she could be aroused. All perfectly normal things. As long as we are just talking about hard nipples and no lumps or discharges, nothing to worry about at all. ...Read more

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Is it common to have inverted nipples and breastfeed?

Is it common to have inverted nipples and breastfeed?

With difficulty: The la leche league has support materials available for women with inverted nipples including women who counsel others with this condition. Check google or your local phone book. Inverted nipples make it very difficult to breast feed. Witout inversion techniques. ...Read more

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Is it better for a newly pregnant woman to stop breast feeding her 5 months baby ? What side effects would happen

Is it better for a newly pregnant woman to  stop breast feeding her 5 months baby ? What side effects would happen

Don't stop!: Long-term benefits of breastfeeding a baby are huge, and a mom will be able to breast-feed both after delivery with no problems. Absolutely no risks associated with continuing to breast-feed during a new pregnancy. http://www.babycenter.com/404_is-it-safe-to-breastfeed-during-pregnancy_8935.bc ...Read more

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