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Breast fullness is a normal part of lactation which nearly all women experience when their milk ‘comes in’ 2 – 5 days after birth. This feeling of fullness, which may be accompanied by a feeling of heaviness, tenderness, and warmth, is caused by swelling of the breast tissue as blood, lymphatic fluid, and milk collect in the ducts as the …

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How can I prevent frequent breast infections?

breast infections and plugged ducts

Ask Anne… Question: I had plugged ducts and breast infections 5 times when I was nursing my first baby I lived on antibiotics and ultrasounds.  Nothing I tried worked, and the pain was excruciating.  How can I reduce the chance of this happening again with my second child? Answer: I hate that you had so many problems with soreness and breast …

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Will I be able to nurse my baby with breast implants?

Ask Anne… Question: I am expecting my first  child. Is there any way of telling if I will be able to nurse my baby with breast implants – or is it a wait and see? Answer: Any woman who has had breast, chest, or cardiac surgery should check with her surgeon to see if any functional breast tissue was affected …

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