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What should I do if my breast are red after giving birth?
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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Breast feed
Your breast may engorged after giving birth.
If you choose to breast feed--> go ahead and feed your baby. It should help symptomatically. If you choose not to breast feed--> wear tight compressive bra and minimize nipple stimulation. If your breast start cracking and one of them get red/inflamed, you may have mastitis and may require further evaluation by your physician.

In brief: Breast feed
Your breast may engorged after giving birth.
If you choose to breast feed--> go ahead and feed your baby. It should help symptomatically. If you choose not to breast feed--> wear tight compressive bra and minimize nipple stimulation. If your breast start cracking and one of them get red/inflamed, you may have mastitis and may require further evaluation by your physician.
Dr. Rahil Malik
Dr. Rahil Malik
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In brief: Sore Breasts
You may apply some lanolin cream.

In brief: Sore Breasts
You may apply some lanolin cream.
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