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Blood clot on the nipples due to baby bite while breast feeding - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi
Doctor :   hello
User :   there is blood clot on my wifes nipples
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
User :   she is breast feeding and the baby bites
User :   3 days
Doctor :   ok
User :   the pores r closed and milk is not flowing
Doctor :   is she not feeing the child right now
User :   milk not flowing so she is not
Doctor :   what is the age of the child
User :   6 days
Doctor :   ok
User :   what shall we do
User :   we feed her power milk
Doctor :   do not make the milk to accumulate for long time with out feeding the child
User :   ok
Doctor :   give some hot compressions to the breast so that the pores open up
User :   ok
User :   what about the blood clot on her nipples
User :   her breast is hard now
Doctor :   try to remove the milk if not feeding for more than 12 hours
Doctor :   use breast pump to remove milk
Doctor :   does she has pain, fever
User :   she has pain but no fever
Doctor :   is she using any medications for pain
User :   she had a C section and is paining too the stichehes
Doctor :   Constant biting may cause breast infection, so allow your nipples to heal.
Doctor :   is she taking any pain killers?
User :   yes
Doctor :   can you name them
User :   yes
User :   volteran
User :   and amoxil
Doctor :   continue the pain killers since the pain of surgery may last for about 10-15 days
Doctor :   you can continue the sam medications
User :   ok
User :   we are only concern thatthe baby should have her mothers milk
Doctor :   regrading biting you can use a nipple shield for few days until the child stops biting and the sore nipple heals
Doctor :   Some babies bite if they are too hungry, out of eagerness to satiate their hunger. In such cases, feed them more often.
User :   where can i get the nipples sshield
Doctor :   Breast milk has wonderful natural healing properties of breast milk, so massaging a few drops of your onto your nipples several times a day can help
Doctor :   in the medical stores it is available
Doctor :   ask for breast nipple shields
Doctor :   Apply a pure lanolin ointment on your nipples frequently.
Doctor :   or simple vaseline
User :   ok
Doctor :   Insert a soft cotton nursing pad if your nursing bra chafes your skin; this will catch leaks as well as protect your nipple.
Doctor :   to prevent any infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   immediately report to the doctor if she has more of pain in the breast, fever
User :   ok will do
User :   we will apply hot compression
Doctor :   massaging your breasts just before a feeding or laying a warm washcloth on them for a few minutes.
Doctor :   do this before feeding so that the child gets the milk as soon as it is hungry and it will prevent it from biting
User :   ok
Doctor :   follow these instructions
User :   the other thing is the milk flow is slow
Doctor :   it can be due to soreness of the nipple which will become ok once it is healed
User :   ok
Doctor :   the other method is to remove the milk through breast pump and feeding this milk to the child using artificial feeder
User :   ok can consider
Doctor :   do you have any more queries
User :   no
Doctor :   one more thing you need to immeditely ffed the child once it is removed from breasts
Doctor :   kindly fill the feed back form
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   ok
User :   what is removed from breast
Doctor :   i did not get you
User :   your last advice
Doctor :   the milk which is being removed from the breasts if using a breast pump
User :   ok
User :   thats all
User :   b
User :   bye
Doctor :   before going for the pump try it with simple things like hot compressions, using lanolin ointment
User :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any more queries
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