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How Much Do You Know About Your Breast?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Much Do You Know About Your Breast?

This is a must answer question for all women. PATVIV delivering a detailed health talk on Breast Examination to some ladies and women at Lekki, Lagos, after which there was breast screening using the breastlight machine.

 

Current statistics shows that one out of every woman will come down to breast cancer in their life time. It is not enough to say or think ‘God for bid’ but to ensure a healthy life style and engage periodic screening to beat the fearful data.

According to Breastcancer.org, the reality is that every woman is at risk for breast cancer, and this risk tends to increase over time. It’s important to understand and regularly update your health information related to breast cancer risk throughout your life with your doctor. To get the conversation started, here are some points to talk to your doctor about:

  • family history of breast or other related cancers (ovarian, melanoma)
  • any test results for abnormal genes linked to a high risk of breast cancer
  • results of past breast biopsies, even if they were benign
  • personal history of being treated with radiation to the face and/or chest before age 30
  • breast density
  • weight, if you’re overweight or obese
  • level of physical activity
  • any use of postmenopausal combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • alcohol consumption, if you regularly drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per week
  • the amount of processed food and trans fats you eat
  • your smoking history
  • whether or not you had a full-term pregnancy or breastfed

From us at PATVIV, we believe there is no substitute for knowledge! We await your presence for discussion on your breast health and for screening.

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COMMON BREAST PROBLEMS IN BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS

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These breast problems usually occur as a result of faulty breast feeding Techniques.
These include:

1). Breast Engorgement
2). Cracked Nipples
3). Mastitis
4). Breast Abscess

1). What is Breast Engorgement:
This is a condition that develops when the amount of milk produced is in excess of the amount that is being removed.

WHAT TO DO WHEN THIS OCCUR

* Wear tight fitted bras
* Take Paracetamol
* Do warm water compression

2). CRACKED NIPPLES:
This are sores that develop on the nipple when babies sucks abnormally, as a result of improper positioning of the mouth of the babies to the breast. So the baby sucks only the nipple ( which is the pointed area) instead of the areola (the black round area around the nipple).This problem usually occur in women with inverted nipple.

WHAT TO DO WHEN THIS OCCUR

* Mother should ensure that baby’s gum is on the areola so that the whole of the nipples goes into the baby’s mouth.Mother can apply Lanolin( a nipple cream)to the sore.
* Expose the breast to air or breast pad.
* Do not stop baby from breast feeding because if you do, you will develop breast engorgement.
* Express milk from the painful breast while baby sucks the normal breast.

3). MASTITIS:
This means redness and swelling of the breast tissues. This condition is caused by a bacteria organism called staphylococcus aureus. Their are two common types of mastitis, one in which the breast tissues are swollen, painful,and makes patient feel unwell, having feverish condition but no pus formation.One on the other hand, patient has same complains as above but associated with pus formation in the breast.

WHAT TO DO IN SUCH CASE
* Take paracetamol to relieve pain.
* Stop baby from sucking.
* See your health care provider for further treatment.

BREAST ABSCESS:
This occur if mastitis is not treated.There is a large collection of pus inside the breast, thus leading to persistence fever and patient becomes very sick.

WHAT TO DO
See a doctor for treatment.


ADVANTAGES OF BREAST FEEDING

BENEFIT TO THE CHILD

* It builds their physiological ability
* It provides adequate Nutrition
* It creates bonding between mother and child
* It helps reduce the rick of infection, such as (gastroenteritis and respiratory infection)
* It helps improve the immune system.
* Decrease allergic disorder
* Decrease in childhood sickness

BENEFIT TO MOTHER

* Personal satisfaction
* Pregnancy inhibition
* Involution of uterus is faster
* Protect mother against cancer of the breast.

BENEFIT TO FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

* Morbidity decrease ( the rate at which deadly diseases occur)
* Environment friendly
* Decreases cost of infant feeding
* It helps in child spacing

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS

* Breast milk not enough for baby
* Breast milk can be poisonous
* Not fashionable
* Makes breast lose its shape
* Small breast size not good enough

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