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Will I be able to breast feed if my nipples continue to be cracked after my birth?

Will I be able to breast feed if my nipples continue to be cracked after my birth?

Yes: Sometimes nipples are cracked before delivery because the skin is dry and rubbing against irritating clothing. After delivery you can try wearing breast shells to prevent chaffing from clothing or you can use hydrogels to soothe cracked nipples. After delivery cracked nipples is often a sign of a poor latch so see a lactation consultant asap. ...Read more

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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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If a woman gives birth, will her breasts shrink back to normal size without breast feeding?

If a woman gives birth, will her breasts shrink back to normal size without breast feeding?

Some do, some don't: Most commonly, yes, after pregnancy women's breasts go back to their original size both with and without breastfeeding. Having said that, some women experience that their breasts are smaller after pregnancy, and some women experience breasts that stay larger. Age, weight gain and pre-pregnancy weight can affect this as well. ...Read more

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Currently breast feeding will my breasts remain ugly and deflated looking once I chose to stop breastfeeding ?

Currently breast feeding will my breasts remain ugly and deflated looking once I chose to stop breastfeeding ?

Yes: this ia a small price you would pay for the breast feeding. You get all the benefits of breast feeding including: healthier, smarter, less infections, less risk of cancer, better weight loss for you if you want to get rid of the baby weight. ...Read more

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Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...Read more

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Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Yes: Only heat it once to thaw and then use. You can continue to use it from the refrigerator up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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Will I be able breast feed with hyperkeratosis?

Will I be able breast feed with hyperkeratosis?

Discuss with MD: Hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola is a rare condition.Its characteristic properties are verrucous thickening and brownish discoloration of the nipples and areola. Usually seen in women in the second and third decade of life. The nipple is seldom affected alone.Lesions may become darker & more verrucous during pregnancy, making breast feeding impossible. ...Read more

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How will an areola reduction affect my ability to breast feed? Will an areola reduction surgery affect my ability to breast feed if i decide to have children? .

How will an areola reduction affect my ability to breast feed? Will an areola reduction surgery affect my ability to breast feed if i decide to have children?

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Possibly.: Depending on exactly what type of procedure is performed ( best discussed with your plastic surgeon), some patients are not able to breast-feed after any type of breast surgery that involves incisions around the areola. Again, best to check with your plastic surgeon for more specific advice/predictions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can stopping breast feeding make you have lumpy breasts?

Can stopping breast feeding make you have lumpy breasts?

Yes for short while: Yes it is not uncommon to have lumpy and painful breasts for several days or longer, especially after abrupt weaning.It may be prevented by slow weaning. ...Read more

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When will my nipples protrude so baby can feed?

When will my nipples protrude so baby can feed?

Inverted nipples: Lots of new mom have the same frusttration. There are nipple shields to facilitate baby sucking on the breasts to be able to breastfeed. Depending on the degreeof inversion, it takes short or longer time but th ekey is to make sure the baby keeps sucking a tthe brest even if it si wiht the nipple shields. ...Read more

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Can you fix inverted nipples using a breast pump?

Can you fix inverted nipples using a breast pump?

Breast pump: The breast pump will not turn innies into outies (not medical terminology). But the rhythmic suction of the breast pump will likely cause them to protrude allowing for milk secretion. ...Read more

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Can women with inward nipples breastfeed?

Inverted nipples!: They invariably turn outward when the breasts are engorged with milk! it rarely is an issue! ...Read more

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Unable to breastfeed initially due to facial paralysis , now baby can latch on but milk dried up..Baby almost 2 months . Help! i want to breastfeed!

Unable to breastfeed  initially due to facial paralysis , now baby can latch on but milk dried up..Baby almost 2 months . Help! i want to breastfeed!

Contact your OB: There are some hormonal ways to induce lactation in those who have run into your situation but these require some skill.Contact your OB & see if s/he has some skill in this area or the local breastfeeding support groups may know of someone that can assist you. ...Read more

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Will I have enough breast milk to feed my twins?

Will I have enough breast milk to feed my twins?

Yes: Absolutely, start as soon as possible, do not get discourage, try to get into a schedule and if you need please contact la leche league for help. Some people will breast feed from both breast at the same time. ...Read more

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I'm pumping breast milk and giving my kid How to make 9 month kid forget direct breast feeding ?

I'm pumping breast milk and giving my kid  How to make 9 month kid forget direct breast feeding ?

Sometimes difficult: Wean gradually so your baby continues to feel the closeness or bonding. Changing to a sippy cup rather than an alternate nipple may help. It will take 1-2 weeks to change the process so lots of patience. All the best with this. ...Read more

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Can i pass HPV to my baby trough breast feeding.

Can i pass HPV to my baby trough breast feeding.

Surface contact : The hpv virus passes from one surface to another through direct contact.Since the hpv never enters your bloodstream, it can never enter your milk and pass to baby.If you were shedding the virus in your birth canal it could end up attaching to baby in the process. Vocal cord lesions or genital lesions can appear months after delivery when passed this way. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

No: Drinking milk is good for you and the baby and most women's breasts usually become larger from the pregnancy. ...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