Category: Breast

GYNECOMASTIA

Gynecomastia is characterized by the enlargement of one or both male breasts and is due to a non tumoral proliferation of the mammary ducts and of the relative stroma-supporting tissue. It should be distinguished from the simple accumulation of adipose tissue (so-called “lipomastia” or pseudo-gynecomastia) and from the presence of inflammatory or tumoral process. The…

Breast Changes in Pregnancy and Lactogenesis

lactogenesis and pregnancy

The physiological changes that prepare for breastfeeding By the term “BREAST” we refer to a complex variety of anatomical structures located bilaterally and symmetrically on the front of the chest. Very reduced in males, in women assumes a highly specialized organ characteristics. Breast is important for reproductive purposes and for baby nutrition, but also plays…

Puerperal Mastitis and Breast Engorgement

breastfeeding

Mastitis and breast engorgement are often the result of an incorrect breastfeeding technique; the consequences can be severe if you do not promptly take the necessary measures. Breast engorgement is not rare during breastfeeding particularly at early stages and is linked to a  milk emptying problem because of anatomical conditions (maternal or of the newborn)…