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Will scarring on my nipples affect my ability to breastfeed?

Will scarring on my nipples affect my ability to breastfeed?

No: It depends. Some women with previous breast surgeries or breast trauma can breast feed their babies fine, others can breast feed a little but need to supplement with formula to make sure the baby gets enough calories, and some women can't breast feed. Remember that every drop of breastmilk has health benefits for your baby, but there are also lots of formula fed babies who are healthy and happy. ...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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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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Will lupus impact my ability to get pregnant?

Will lupus impact my ability to get pregnant?

Yes: Lupus may impact fertility depending on the severity of your disease. More commonly, lupus may increase risks associated with pregnancy both for the mother and the patient. I would encourage you to see your ob/gyn for a preconception appointment to review the current state of your lupus and optimize the outcome of any planned pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi...! how can I improve my complexion? Due to dieting my complexion effected badly.

Hi...! how can I improve my complexion? Due to dieting my complexion effected badly.

Things to do.: Get a healthy diet again. Drink at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Cut out junk food and eat food with high dietary fiber content. Try to get in 5 servings of vegetable & 4 of fruit per day. Try to be physically active every day. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hours of quality sleep per night. Wash face with a gentle cleanser 2x/day or after heavy workouts. Try to avoid picking at / squeezing. Keep. ...Read more

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How may nursing my baby affect my sex drive?

How may nursing my baby affect my sex drive?

Nursing & sex: Of course, every woman is different, and many nursing mothers report that breastfeeding doesn't affect their libido one way or another. Some even feel more sexual than their bottle-feeding peers, finding breastfeeding an extremely pleasant, and even sensual, experience that can translate into amorous feelings for their partner. ...Read more

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Will my breasts continue to sag lower the more I breastfeed? And longer I breastfeed?

Will my breasts continue to sag lower the more I breastfeed? And longer I breastfeed?

Breast changes: breast changes are from being pregnant and the gain and loss of weight which has nothing to do with breast feeding. ...Read more

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Will my scoliosis surgery affect my ability to walk?

Will my scoliosis surgery affect my ability to walk?

Varies: Traditional scoliosis surgery should not affect your ability to walk. If you have a condition known as spinal stenosis associated with your scoliosis and it causes you to have hip and leg pain and lean forward, this could potentially dramatically improve with surgery. ...Read more

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Can my birth control later impact my ability to get pregnant?

Can my birth control later impact my ability to get pregnant?

Usually not: Studies have shown that hormonal birth control pills/patches/rings/shots do not have a long term effect on fertility. Occasionally, an iud may make a pelvic infection worse resulting in damage to the fallopian tubes and possible infertility. But this is a rare occurrence. ...Read more

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How to increase breastmilk? My nipple flat when i want breastfeeding for my baby she catch on for 2 minit after feel angry and pull my nipple

How to increase breastmilk? My nipple flat when i want breastfeeding for my baby she catch on for 2 minit after feel angry and pull my nipple

Nipple shield: Assuming your profile is incorrect and you are truly a breastfeeding woman, milk production should increase by maximizing effective nursing ( and possibly using fenugreek supplements). Babies can latch onto flat nipples much better when mothers use nipple shields. These devices are generally sold without prescriptions at pharmacies. ...Read more

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My breast is undeveloped. will this affect my chance of getting pregnant and to breast feed? what should i do?

My breast is undeveloped. will this affect my chance of getting pregnant and to breast feed? what should i do?

Not necesarily: One of my most successful breast feeding moms would be described in a similar way.Yet she BF 3 kids and donated as well to a BF milk bank for premi infants. ...Read more

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I burned my hand on my straighteners. Will this affect my ability to feel when I touch?

I burned my hand on my straighteners. Will this affect my ability to feel when I touch?

Depends on depth : If you have sustained a third degree burn ( full thickness injury) which is probably unlikely, you may experience loss of sensation in the burned area. ...Read more

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It does affect to the baby if i use peeling oil on my legs only because im breastfeeding?

It does affect to the baby if i use peeling oil on my legs only because im breastfeeding?

General rules in BF: Only meds that enter your blood in some quantity can affect the milk. Topical meds/lotions/oils do not. Of the meds you ingest, some will enter the milk and some not, each must be assessed individually. ...Read more

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I broke my ulna and radius. Will this affect my ability to use my hand?

I broke my ulna and radius. Will this affect my ability to use my hand?

It certainly may: The break (fracture) extends into a joint itself in an adult. In such cases it may be very important to restore the joint by surgery. In children it is not rare that both forearm bones are broken like a green stick snapping (we call these "greenstick" fractures); usually treated well in a cast, often including the elbow. In adults, "both bone" forearm fractures usually require surgery to fix. ...Read more

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Will scarring on my nipples affect my ability to breastfeed?

No: It depends. Some women with previous breast surgeries or breast trauma can breast feed their babies fine, others can breast feed a little but need to supplement with formula to make sure the baby gets enough calories, and some women can't breast feed. Remember that every drop of breastmilk has health benefits for your baby, but there are also lots of formula fed babies who are healthy and happy. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding injury permanently scar nipples?

Can breastfeeding injury permanently scar nipples?

Unlikely...: There's lots of blood flow to nipples, so they should be able to heal. A dermatologist may be able to help prescribe a treatment that will held the traumatized area to recover. ...Read more

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Does teething interfere with a baby's ability to breastfeed?

Does teething interfere with a baby's ability to breastfeed?

No: Congratulations on feeding your baby till she is teething! don't worry, you can continue to breastfeed even when the baby is teething. It should not cause you to stop or interfere your baby's ability to nurse. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Can I breastfeed if I have inverted nipples?

Can I breastfeed if I have inverted nipples?

Yes: Breastfeeding with inverted nipples is harder to do than with regular nipples. One can try to turn inverted nipples into regular nipples (unless one is having premature uterine contractions), such as by pushing on the areolas around the nipples, and gently tugging on the nipples to pull them outwards, making them longer. Lactation consultants, nipple shields, and/or breast pumping may be helpful. ...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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Baby not taking nipple to breastfeed! :( what to do?!!

Baby not taking nipple to breastfeed! :( what to do?!!

Breast feeding: You have to keep trying. But also use a breast pump & give to your baby in a bottle. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it normal to have inverted nipples? Can I breastfeed?

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Is it normal to have inverted nipples? Can I breastfeed?

Yes: You can breast feed, even with inverted nipples. Most hospitals have a team of lactation specialists who can assist you. Talk to your obstetrician for help. ...Read more

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If I have my nipple pierced will I be able to breastfeed?

If I have my nipple pierced will I be able to breastfeed?

Difficult: It will make it difficult for the baby to latch onto the breast and produce adequate breast milk. If you want to breast feed which is great, wait for the nipple ring. It also may cause trauma or misshape your baby's mouth. All the best. ...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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Will I be able to breastfeed if I have nipple piercings?

Will I be able to breastfeed if I have nipple piercings?

Yes: You can breastfeed if you have nipple piercings. Although you will have to take the piercings out. We wouldn't want the baby to swallow a ring (they could choke on it). The small holes left by the ring may leak milk at times when you aren't feeding but it won't hurt you or your baby. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my baby.He's a month old but I have cracked nipples.It bleeds sometimes. What can I use? It hurts to breastfeed.

I am breastfeeding my baby.He's a month old but I have cracked nipples.It bleeds sometimes. What can I use? It hurts to breastfeed.

Breastfeeding: Nipples that are cracked and bleeding can be from incorrect latching or positioning. Correct positioning and latching may help. Lanolin can also be used. If redness or severe pain develop then those could be a sign of yeast infection. See a lactation consultant or knowledgeable physician. ...Read more

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Can I breast feed if I have swollen nipples?

Can I breast feed if I have swollen nipples?

Sure.: It may affect the ability of the baby to latch on, so you may need to stimulate the nipples to firm them up more prior to feeding. ...Read more

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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...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