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Are cracked nipples within breastfeeding normal?

Are cracked nipples within breastfeeding normal?

Common : Unfortunately, cracked nipples are very common while breastfeeding. There are several over the counter preparations available to help and many experts recommend cabbage leaves for this. The Laleache League is a great resource for help with this and all issues related to breast feeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Cracked Nipples (Definition)

Soaps and harsh washing or drying of the breasts and nipples can cause extreme dryness and cracking and should be avoided. Some experts recommend leaving milk on the nipple after feeding and allowing it to dry and protect the nipple. Keeping the nipples dry is important to prevent cracking and infection. For cracked nipples, apply ...Read more


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What to do if I have severe cracked nipples and its not from breastfeeding, please help on cures?

What to do if I have severe cracked nipples and its not from breastfeeding, please help on cures?

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. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my baby.He's a month old but I have cracked nipples.It bleeds sometimes. What can I use? It hurts to breastfeed.

I am breastfeeding my baby.He's a month old but I have cracked nipples.It bleeds sometimes. What can I use? It hurts to breastfeed.

Breastfeeding: Nipples that are cracked and bleeding can be from incorrect latching or positioning. Correct positioning and latching may help. Lanolin can also be used. If redness or severe pain develop then those could be a sign of yeast infection. See a lactation consultant or knowledgeable physician. ...Read more

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What can I do if my nipples crack and bleed while breastfeeding?

What can I do if my nipples crack and  bleed while breastfeeding?

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 doctor can help. If you are sore and cracked, it will cause you pain and put you are risk for infection! try allowing the nipple to air dry with some breast milk on them after feeds and review the baby's latch on position carefully. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my 8 month old daughter. For about the past 6-7 days, my breasts(nipples) have been very sore and bleeding what could be the cause?

I am breastfeeding my 8 month old daughter. For about the past 6-7 days, my breasts(nipples) have been very sore and bleeding what could be the cause?

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 have to pump your breasts for a few days. ...Read more

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What can cure cracked nipples?

What can cure cracked nipples?

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 colorings that could cause skin irritations. http://www.personandcovey.com/productdetail.asp?productid=19. ...Read more

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How can I cure cracked nipples?

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 to soothe the cracked skin. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my dry, cracked nipples?

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. ...Read more

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What could cause cracked nipples and soreness?

What could cause cracked nipples and soreness?

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. Moisturizers such as eucerin will help the cracking if not nursing. ...Read more

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What dose it mean when you have not very noticeable cracked nipples if not pregnant?

Dry nipples : It just means that you have dry cracked nipples. Why not try an over-the-counter nipple cream available at any pharmacy. This is such a common problem there are several different brands of creams to treat it. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more