Breast Feeding Inverted Nipples

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Feb 05, 2020
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Inverted nipples

It is a nipple that inverts or moves into the breast instead of pointing outwards when a baby tries to suck from it.

What is the treatment?

Breast shields or shells such as silicon shells can be used which have a central hole from which the nipple points out.

A simple treatment, which should start from the seventh month of pregnancy, is the Hoffman's technique.

The thumb and forefinger are placed opposite each other at the edge of the areola and then pulled back and forth to stretch the areola.

Repeat this procedure about five times each morning. The nipple will become erect and then it is easier to grasp so that it can be slowly and gently drawn out.

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A mother, after giving birth to premature twins, never breast fed babies for one month. Now milk is dried from the breast. why this happens and what is the solution to it.

Afsana007

should Pizotifen, Rabeprazole, Montelukast, Fexofenadine, Domperidone effects by baby as i feed by breast to my baby. please tell me.

sobia_akhtar

We have a girl baby of 20 days. she used to have mothers milk every half an hour. whether mothers milk is not sufficient for her. sometimes we used to give her powder milk as advised by doctors and she has a nice sleep. please advice us and need a good diet for her mother.

made007madhu

what are the food increase the milk?

i have 1 and 1/2 months beby girl and now i m suffering from loose motion kindly guide me which antibiotics can i take or can i take loperamide ? please guide me ASAP

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