Pumping

Pumping breast milk

Pumping breast milk:pumping breast milk help to collect breast milk so that the baby can have it when nursing mother is not around. Breast milk pump should be used for about 8 to 10 times in a day and each pumping session should last about 10 minutes to 20 minutes. Breast milk should be stored in sterilized bottles or bags and can could kept in refrigerator or freezer.

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Blocked

Blocked milk duct:symptoms,causes,treatment and prevention

Blocked milk duct:symptoms include a hard lump, redness or swelling. milk stasis such as infrequent breastfeeding or inadequate milk removal are the main cause of blocked milk duct. Continue to breastfeed is the best treatment and doctor may give medicine to relieve pain and inflammation. Frequent nursing, feed baby with different positions, apply warm compresses and massage the breast before feeding are some measures that can prevent blocked milk duct.

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Mastitis:cause,

Mastitis:cause, symptoms, treatment and prevention

Mastitis:mastitis is caused by infection and milk staying in the breast like engorgement, plugged milk duct or inadequate milk removal. Symptoms of mastitis include intense pain, fever, breast warmth, breast swelling,nursing mothers will feel run down. Antibiotics is usually needed for treatment. Frequent nursing is the best way to prevent mastitis.

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Itchy

Itchy nipples or thrush while breastfeeding

Itchy nipples or thrush while breastfeeding:thrush is the common cause for itchy nipples during breastfeeding. Thrush is caused by yeast infection. Thrush can be treated by using anti-fungal medication. To prevent itchy nipples or thrush, parents should clean pacifiers, nipples and other items that in contact with baby's mouth or nursing mother's nipples.

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Sore

Sore nipples: causes, treatment and prevention

Sore Nipples: improper positioning of the baby on the breast is the most important cause of nipple pain. Other causes of nipple pain include infection, tongue-tie in baby, teething, tight bra or breast pads or breast engorgement. Nipple pain may be solved by adjusting the position of the baby during breastfeeding. Measures which help to prevent nipple pain is also included.

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Breast

Breast engorgement: cause, treatment and prevention

Breast engorgement:most women will experience breast engorgement in day 2 to day 5 after birth as the breast milk first comes in. Symptoms of breast engorgement include swollen and painful breasts as well as flattened nipples. Nursing mothers can apply hot compress, cold compress to the breast to relieve the engorgement or improve the circulation. Apply cold vegetable like cabbage can also help to relieve the breast engorgement.

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