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causes of sore nipple not due to breastfeeding

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Bird
19 years experience Pediatrics
Chafing or hormones: Chafing due to clothing could cause sore nipples, just as hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle or during pregnancy can cause nipple and breas ... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Cracked nipples: Nipples are cracked from trauma of nursing try using breast shields and massage your breasts between feeding with a lanolin preparation.You might also ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Well stop feeding on: That side - or use a breast pump to get mild gently. But need to discuss this with your ob/gyn.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
32 years experience Pediatrics
Lots of ways: Keep your bra off after breastfeeding: let them air dry completely. Don't use a breast pad unless absolutely necessary: the pad traps moisture (leaked ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Lindor
32 years experience Pediatrics
Get help: There are several ways you can fix this, but the one thing not to do is to just wait and hope it will get better. A lactation consultant or nurse or d ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Latch, positioning: Sore nipples with breastfeeding can be due to a combination of things. Remember baby massages your aerola to nurse. A baby tip feeding on nipples wil ... Read More
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Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Mastitis?: Mastitis is a breast inflammation usually caused by infection. Mild cases may occur with breast feeding or around the time of breast feeding. The si ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Govindsamy Govender
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Nipples: I would suggest that you go to a pharmacist and ask for a cream that you could apply that will be safe for your baby as well
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Sore nipples: Your child may be sucking too hard on your nipples and traumatizing them. Try using breast shields for protection. Also try to toughen your nippples b ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Any craking of skin: Is there any discharge from the nipples, is the skin dry and fissured as dry and eczematous skin can be painful. Also hormonal changes during differen ... Read More

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