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what is cracked nipples

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Moisturizing lotions: I like water-based moisturizing lotions. My favorites are dml lotion and dml forte cream. These are water based, and don't have any fragrences or col ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
22 years experience Pediatrics
Moisturize/protect: After each feeding rub some of your breastmilk onto your nipples or use a lanolin ointment. Do not aggressively clean or wipe your nipples after each ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
25 years experience Pediatrics
Lanolin cream: Lanolin cream applied 4 x per day often helps. You can also express breast milk onto your nipples and let it dry, the fat from the breast milk helps ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
DRY NIPPLES: Nipples are part of the skin. If you neglect to put lotions, it will dry up and crack. If you have steroid cream, try putting a thin layer to cure it.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
46 years experience Pediatrics
Lansinoh cream, TLC: I assume you are breastfeeding--congrats, you are giving your baby the best gift ever. Lansinoh is nontoxic and can be used without washing off. Oth ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Cracked nipples: Cracked nipples refers to cracking of the skin on the nipple and surrounding areola. This can occur with inflammation or infection with breastfeeding ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
36 years experience Pediatrics
3-5 days: It usually takes few days ...
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
40 years experience Pharmacology
Hard to say: Hard to say what is causing it , unless you are nursing. There are some excellent breast creams that can help a mild case such as mother's friend. Mo ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Sore nipples: You can apply the cream they give you at the hospital for the soreness to calm down. You could also wash off your nipple after each fedign&then squeez ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common : Unfortunately, cracked nipples are very common while breastfeeding. There are several over the counter preparations available to help and many experts ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Lanolin: Even if you are not nursing, the lanolin sold next to breast feeding supplies for sore and cracked nipples may be very useful for your condition.
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