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Will My Breasts Always Be Uneven After I Stop Breastfeeding
Yes: This is a very common and important concern. The short answer is yes, but the long answer is that the degree of "un-evenness" is minimal. It is common for most women to have a slight difference in size and shape of their breasts. Breastfeeding does stimulate changes in size and as the infant is weaned that size difference may be accentuated. This difference, becomes minutes as the months pass. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends: Some women will dry up after a week, some a month, some still leak drops of milk months later. It is all individual. Be prepared for engorgement discomfort when you stop. Binding the breasts with a tight bra, ace wraps, and sometimes cold cabbage leaves have been known to help. Resist the temptation to pump, as this only tells your body to make replacement milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Post Breastfeeding: Your breast tissue will change after breastfeeding- often less dense. The best thing for firmer breasts is toning the pectoral muscles supporting the breast tissue. Try doing upper body exercises to strengthen those pecs, also do core exercises and improve your posture. A great support bra will help and yes you might be a different size after breastfeeding.. I certainly was:). ...Read more
Painful breastfeed: When your baby is not able to empty the milk in the sinuses and ducts of the breast, the milk collection will cause distention of the breast in the form of lumps. Stopping to breastfeed will even cause infection. Emptying the retained milk by teaching the baby to correctly latch and manual or electrical pumping will relieve the situation. The baby will not be harmed by the infected milk. ...Read more
Frequency, mastitis.: Soreness might be due to doing it too long, or from use of a pump. But apparently the main issue is mastitis, or inflammation of the breasts. This can be from not improper technique of breastfeeding, or from not doing it early enough. Puerperal mastitis can be from infectious inflammation and abscess caused by pathogens like staph. Aureus, strep., and e. Coli. Feeding more often can even help. ...Read more
I stopped breastfeeding since 4mnths, yet still there is milk in my breasts.Should I take any medication to stop it plz?
No Meds: Breasts are just funny this way! The trick thing about milk is that it just wants to keep coming... You certainly could put baby to breast here and there to give baby antibodies. If you want to stop altogether, you just have to stop checking for it . When you check, it's enough stimulation to keep it flowing! There is such a thing as pituitary tumor causing milk production, but extremely rare ...Read more
I stop breast feed 4 months ago and lately I have been getting pain in my leaf breast. Way is that happening? And what can I do to stop it?
Breast pain: Breast feeding up to 4 months ago should not have any relationship to breast pain now. Engorgement, mastitis and blocked milk duct(s) can all cause breast pain when it occurs while a woman is nursing or shortly after the weaning process. Breast pain after such a long interval requires examination by your physician. ...Read more
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