Breast Reduction Index
This surgical procedure involves the removal of excess fat, skin, and tissue to reduce the size of the breasts. Complications and side effects of the procedure include breast pain, tiredness, scarring, and inadequate healing of the nipple area, which may require a skin graft. Serious potential side effects include fever, unusual discharge from the incision site, and sutures coming out before they are due to be removed.
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Breastfeeding (and Formula Feeding) Article
- Breastfeeding facts
- When should we decide about breastfeeding?
- Why is the choice so important?
- What are the disadvantages and benefits of breastfeeding?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of formula feeding?
- Can we use both forms of feedings for our baby?
- Is there any special preparation required for breastfeeding?
- When can breastfeeding begin?
- What is the proper technique for breastfeeding?
- When should breast pumps be used?
- Should certain foods be avoided while breastfeeding?
- Clogged milk ducts
- Sore nipples
- When should one seek medical care for problems with breastfeeding?
- Can supplements or medications increase a low milk supply?
- Is it possible to breastfeed while pregnant?
- Is smoking harmful when breastfeeding?
- Do breast implants, surgeries, or reductions affect breastfeeding?
- How should one wean a baby from breastfeeding?
The breast, or mammary gland is made up of lobules, milk producing glands, and a system of ducts to transport milk. Both males...learn more »
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Breast Anatomy Article
- Breast facts
- What are the breasts (mammary glands)?
- What are the anatomical features of the breast?
- What happens to the breasts in pregnancy?
- How does breast tissue develop?
- How are human breasts different from other species?
- What are the most common medical conditions affecting the breasts?