Breast

Also known as the mammary glands, the breasts are glands that develop on the chest wall of women at puberty. Some women have breasts that are higher or lower on the chest, but when kneeling on all fours so the breast is hanging down, the nipple is usually over the…

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Breastfeeding Failure

Most women hope to feed their newborn child for the first few months of life, but unfortunately not all women succeed. The most common reason for failure is emotional or physical stress. The harder the woman tries to succeed, the more she will experience breastfeeding failure. Being relaxed with the…

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Breast Milk

Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, and can be used alone up to three months of age. It is cheap, easily digested, results in minimal faeces production, protects against numerous infections (eg. gastroenteritis, bronchiolitis) and is conveniently packaged for immediate use without any messy preparation. Colostrum is the…

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Mammogram

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast using a special technique to reveal the structure of the breast. It is one of the most significant diagnostic tools available for the detection of breast cancer. A mammogram may be ordered to investigate a lump that has been found during a…

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Breast Enlarged

Breasts are normally a female characteristic, developing at puberty in the early teenage years, but any human, of any age or either sex, is able to develop breasts if given the sex hormone oestrogen. Those men who have decided to change their apparent sex, and those who wish to be…

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Mastitis

Mastitis is an infection of the breast tissue, almost invariably in a breastfeeding woman. It usually occurs if one of the many lobes in the breast does not adequately empty its milk, and may spread from a sore, cracked nipple. Women nursing for the first time are more frequently affected.…

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Breast Lump

Breast lumps probably arouse more concern among women than any other condition. This is because of the fear of cancer in an organ that is so significantly associated with femininity and sexuality. It is important to understand that there are many other causes of lumps in the breast, so if…

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Xerogram

A Xerogram is produced using xerography, a now rarely used form of x-ray in which a dry powder is used to create the x-ray image rather than a wet film or even more recently digital images. They were widely used in the 1970s for breast mammograms to reduce the radiation dose, but modern…

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Wet Nurse

A wet nurse is a woman who breast feeds another woman’s baby. A mother is unable to breast feed her own baby for numerous reasons that can include health issues, inadequate breast milk production or personal reasons (such as social/career restraints). This mother can arrange with another woman who is post-pregnancy and is…

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