Whether you're a new mom or a seasoned parenting pro, breastfeeding often comes with its fair share of questions. Here are answers to some common queries that mothers — new and veteran — may have. This is your uterus shrinking back to a smaller size.
Some mothers never experience any nipple pain at all, but studies show that the majority of women in the US and other western countries do have some nipple pain in the beginning. Cracking, bleeding or any other nipple damage is not typical- something is causing the damage and pain, and a good IBCLC can help you to find the cause. Seeing a knowledgeable breastfeeding professional could make all the difference.
By Brian Joseph Miller. Breast pain is usually a symptom of hormonal fluctuations, although upper body exercise and a too-tight bra can also cause discomfort. A person with breast pain has discomfort in the nipple, skin, or underlying tissue of the breast.
Noncyclic breast pain. The pain may come from the breast. Or it may come from somewhere else, such as nearby muscles or joints, and may be felt in the breast.
For many people, breast pain is related to the menstrual cycle or other hormonal changes. Although you can usually treat mild soreness at home, infections and other underlying conditions require medical attention. In these cases, there are typically additional symptoms.
Sore breasts, nausea and spotting are just some of the symptoms people need to be aware of. However, there are a variety of symptoms of early pregnancy that some are likely less aware of, such as implantation spotting and leg cramps. Missing a period is one of the most commonly known signs that a woman may be in the early stages of pregnancy.
If you're having cramps a week before your period when you usually only start having cramps a few days before, then you may be experiencing implantation cramping. Implantation is when the fertilized egg or blastocyst implants itself into the lining of the uterus. After ovulation, it takes about a week days for the fertilized egg to enter the uterus and burrow its way into the thick, rich lining, which can cause mild pain. But, if you experience these cramps a week before your period is due, and that is abnormal for you, you may very well be expecting!