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If a mother has breast cancer and she is breastfeeding, what is the effect to her baby?

Breast cancer. If she is receiving therapy for breast cancer - chemo, antiestrogen pill etc- it is recommended for her not to breast feed. There is potentially side effect to the baby like immunosuppressant etc . Read more...
There is no effect. Breast cancer cells cannot be transmitted to a baby by breast feeding if they were in the breast milk they would be killed by the stomach acid. Read more...

I'm a breastfeeding mother who took some panadol (acetaminophen). How long do I have to wait before giving my breast milk to baby?

Breastfeeding. There is no problem with using panadol (acetaminophen). You can continue to breastfeed as always. Read more...
You don't. You don't have to wait for this medication to be out of your system before breastfeeding, you're fine to breastfeed while taking this medication. Read more...

Can women be breastfeeding mothers when they have breast implants?

Yes. Cosmetic implant placement should not impact the ability to breastfeed. The implants should be placed behind the chest wall (pectoralis) muscle for screening purposes to avoid trapping any glandular tissue behind the implant where it can't be felt or imaged with mammography. Typical incisions for cosmetic implants (inframammary, axillary) are away from the nipple complex. Read more...
Yes. Women can breastfeed after breast implants, particularly when the incision is away from the nipple and the implant is placed beneath the pectorals muscle. However, i would not recommend placing the implants during the time a mother is breastfeeding. I generally recommend that the mother stop breastfeeding for at least 6 months. Read more...
You can try. Some women with or without breast implants are not able to produce enough milk to exclusively breast feed. Women with breast implants can try breast feeding; the surgery may or may not change their ability to produce enough milk, so i advise all my patients that they may have to supplement. There is no scientific evidence to my knowledge that women with implants should not breastfeed. Read more...
Maybe. Most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery are able to breast-feed. However, any type of breast surgery is associated with a potential decreased ability to do so; exactly how much this decrease is it is hard to say given that some women are not able to breast-feed, even without having had breast surgery previously. Read more...

Why do I have the sensations of my breasts letting down (lactating), but I'm not breastfeeding?

Let down and oxytoci. Let down is the result of the release of a brain hormone oxytocin ( love hormone) which acts on the milk ducts in your breasts which ejects breast-milk. If you recently had a baby you have oxytocin release when you see or hold your baby. However if you are not breastfeeding and have not had a baby recently, this feeling would be very unusual and if it continues you may want to consult a physician. Read more...

Should I have this lump in my breast removed? I am a mother of a one year old. After a month of breastfeeding I developed mastitous, not sure on the spelling but anyways, they poked and drained the infected area and now I have a lump in the same area. The

The . The path you take is up to you. You may ask your doctor to do a needle biopsy of the lump to determine if the lump is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Also, ask your doctor if the lump can cause complications if not removed. Perhaps the reason your doctor wants to remove this is because it is close to a vital gland or other organ that can cause further irritation or infection. Read more...
Get evaluated. I recommend that you follow up with a breast specialist. A good breast exam and ultrasound will tell if this is a recurrence of the mastitis or another type of benign lesion. Read more...

If a breastfeeding mother inhale pm2.5 while moving around, will that compromise the safety of her breast milk?

Clarify. First I am not sure what is pm2.5- is it a pesticide or other chemical. A great resource about mothers milk and medications/chemicals is breastfeeding onilne- breastfeeding and medications http://www.Breastfeedingonline.Com/meds.Shtml#sthash.Rnwhtpdg.Dpbs dr thomas hale a pharmacologist from texas tech university does extensive studies on breastmilk and medications. Read more...
PM 2.5 particulates. The small particulates we deal with daily are no worse than the smoke from fires out distant great great grand parents dealt with.The placenta and your own bodies waste removal system (kidney, liver) sifts through your blood and purifies it before it crosses into the breast milk.All of us should avoid fumes from known toxins, oil paint, pesticides for our own health. Read more...