nipple stimulation


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nipple stimulation

Massaging or suckling the nipple of the breast and surrounding aureola to stimulate uterine contractions or induce labor.
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If frequent pacifier use is a cause of cessation of breast feeding, it may occur because of less nipple stimulation, resulting in decreased milk production and a hungrier baby.
Most mothers hesitate since nipple stimulation releases the hormone oxytocin, which may cause the uterus to contract.
"My speculation is that this could be the basis for many women saying that nipple stimulation is erotogenic, because it stimulates the same area as the genitals," the Daily Mail quoted lead researcher Barry Komisaruk as telling LiveScience.
Natural methods worth exploring are sexual intercourse, bowel stimulation, nipple stimulation, walking, acupuncture, herbal and homeopathic remedies, hypnosis and visualization.
I was intrigued by the use of an IV catheter for car piercing, a dentist's approach to facial anesthesia, details of intracorporal injections for impotence, and a standard protocol for an inexpensive contraction stress test using nipple stimulation rather than IV oxytocin.