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In pre-historic European communities were pictures of women with oversized breasts normally. A familiar example is the Venus of Willendorf, one of many images with wide hips and large breasts. Objects as sacred statues, bowls and sculptures depicted with breasts out, tribes from around 15,000 BC. across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Many female divine figures were associated with breasts and breast milk.
In images of the Phoenician goddess Astarte was depicted as a pillar of the breasts. Isis, an Egyptian goddess who was among others to perfect motherhood, was often depicted as a pharaoh gave breastfeeding. Even male deities representing the reproduction or fertility were sometimes depicted with, like the Egyptian river god Hapy, who was responsible for the annual flooding of the Nile.
Female breasts were also present at the Minoan many people in the form of statues of the slangodinnen. In ancient Greece there were several groups that the lactating mother (Kourotrophos), represented by goddesses such as Gaia, Hera and Artemis worshiped. The worship of deities symbolized by breasts was lower in the first millennium (BC). The popular use of the loving goddess took off properly during the rise of the Greek city states.
In the middle of the first millennium BC, the Greek culture underwent a gradual change in the perception of breasts. Women were depicted in art from their necks thinks of clothes. The same applied to goddesses like Athena. However, there were exceptions: Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was often depicted naked, but in attitudes that embarrassment or virtue portrayed. Naked men were often depicted standing upright, but most naked women bent over slightly and as close to a garment in a defensive pose.
Inverted nipples – the nipple should be in principle out to stabbing, or at least do so where the nipple is hard. Some women and men a nipple from birth are withdrawn, the nipple is inside is repealed. This is a benign disorder, which women alone can sometimes cause problems when they wish to breastfeed.
If a nipple is always the normal form and had suddenly become withdrawn, a woman (but also a man) is always about the minors. More than two nipples – extra nipples (polythelie) come to 1% of the population in the form of one or two pink spots on the milk list, usually below the normal nipples, sometimes far into the armpit, which often are a mole since. Even entire extra breasts are possible (polymastie).
Inflammation: a woman’s breasts may become inflamed after a serious injury or bruising, or infection with a bacterium. More often happens that a milk gland in one of the two breasts inflamed when a woman breastfeeding (mastitis puerperalis). The intense inflammation can be painful with high fever, pain and abscess formation.
Cysts: These are fluid-filled cavities in the chest, which can be painful and can feel like a lump.
Fibroadenoma: these are benign lumps in the breast, which can be painful.
Fibrocystic breast changes is an exception where the coarser structure of the breast, sometimes with pain.
NB. If you feel a lump, it is necessary to go to the doctor to go to a malignant disease should be excluded. The prospects are better as a tumor is detected earlier. Time loss worsens the odds.
In the Western world, approximately one in nine women during her lifetime breast cancer (medical term: breast cancer) develop.
A special form of breast cancer was initially confined to the breast skin, this is Paget’s disease of the nipple called. In eczema of the nipple eczema not responding to treatment, especially if it is unilateral, this must be considered.
- Breastfeeding baby
The main function of the milk glands in the female breast is feeding the baby with milk. During lactation the milk flowing from the milk glands corridors through milk to the nipple. Milk production is influenced by the hormone prolactin. This hormone prepares the breasts during pregnancy even before the new job they will have given birth: the influence of prolactin, the quantity of milk in the breast tissue is greater. When a baby sucks the nipple, or sometimes even when the mother hears her baby cry, the hormone oxytocin is released into the body of the mother. This squeezes the muscle surrounding the milk glands to contract, allowing the milk to the nipple forthcoming. Both small and large breasts tend to produce enough breast. The interaction between mother and baby adjusts the amount of milk produced per day, usually just to the needs of the baby.
- Sexual function
Many men find attractive and female breasts may become sexually aroused by seeing or touching of breasts. There are therefore special clothes and underwear designed to emphasize the breasts. Bikini models are also popular by the fact that these men excited. Women may also be sexually aroused by the fact that their partner during sexual contact stimulates the breasts. These facts could explain that during the evolution of female breasts developed.
At birth, both girls and two boys nipples and a very small amount of breast tissue. The hormones that the baby’s mother with us, they soon after birth as swelling of the breast tissue and even exhibit some milky fluid from the nipples secrete. This can be done by boys and girls and this phenomenon is called witch’s always milk and naturally. During puberty a girl’s breasts begin to grow, while they go through different stages.
The breasts grow by adding more fat and arises because the milk gland tissue will develop. When a woman is pregnant for the first time, there is still a developing place in the breasts to prepare them for their role in feeding the baby. The breasts are usually higher during pregnancy.
Possible link between silicone and cancer
A rare form of non-Hodgkin’s cancer in the breast is more common in women with silicone implants. That letter from the Amsterdam Cancer Institute researchers in the international medical journal JAMA. It is a very rare form of cancer in the breast is not breast cancer. Per one million women with silicone implant according to the researchers get one to three women per year to the disease.
In the Netherlands, about 300,000 women with silicone implant. The researchers themselves do not worry, just because the risk of the cancer type is so small. In the 1994-2006 period is eleven of the 389 women with lymphoma (a malignant tumor of the lymphatic tissue) in the chest, this rare form of non-Hodgkin’s cancer. Five of these eleven women had a silicone implant.
The breast is usually the female breast indicated: every woman has two breasts that they breast-feed her baby. Breasts are a secondary sexual characteristic of women, and also sexual functions.
The Latin word for breast is mamma (plural: mammae, the scientific name for the class mammals is also Mammalia), this term is now used in the medical world still. Sometimes with “chest” also referred to the chest, as in the phrase “snap” or “near the chest. Other mammals have breasts, which they suckle their young, though more often called milk glands or udders.
Babies anticipated by a harmonious family, what more if we wait for the birth of first child. Mother waited with joy, happiness and anxiety if the child will be born perfect, defect, congratulations. expectant father with the hope that they think everything went smoothly.
There is also the most urgent needs after the baby is breast milk, since breast milk to determine whether your baby is healthy.
Factors that influence the amount of milk :
• Psychological Factors
Of all the factors that affect the volume of milk, the impact of psychological factors such as emotional distress and anxiety and disturbing decline in milk secretion. To avoid such things as are necessary for women to control your emotions and mind to remain calm and patient.
• Physiological Factors
Physiological factors that affect the amount of milk, including the ability to produce and produce milk and even the ability to breastfeed your baby, and to stimulate the nipple, so there is more than lactation.
Frequency, duration and strength of influence of the baby sucking mother’s milk, the children are smaller require less milk to sustain adequate growth, and consequently, they smoke less, so the breasts to produce and produce little milk, to suck more babies new-born to make weight and produce more milk. This is consistent with the theory that the amount of milk secreted by the gland can be greatly influenced by the demand.
• Social Factors
Social factors can affect the amount of breast milk, although usually through psychological or physiological mechanisms, or a combination of one and other. For example, a society where not considered tasteful breastfeeding their children can make mothers feel comfortable breastfeeding, which can cause reflex inhibition of milk increased. A society where women must work outside the home and not have special facilities for breastfeeding at work can have negative effects on the mother’s ability to remove the milk, the amount of milk ingested children. The reason you hear it often enough. All this hinders adequate milk production, but clarified and corrected in ways described below:
Of the three factors above is not sufficient to reproduce the mother’s milk, there is another good nutrition for mothers.