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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

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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How can I cure cracked nipples?

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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Help with cracked nipple! what works?

Help with cracked nipple! what works?

Several treatments: Lanolin cream, skin creams etc but the most inexpensive would be chapstick. The cherry flavor chapstick is very helpful for women who are breast feeding. Helps the baby latch on. ...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 can be done for very dry and cracked nipples.?

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. Otherwise, wear a soft t-shirt (at home) and avoid any moisture in contact with your nipples--ie, leave bra flaps open. Do not wash nipples before and after nursing. You can also try a cool wet tea bag compress for 15 min or so between feedings. ...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 can I take to reduce the soreness around cracked nipples?

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 squeeze some breast milk & rub it over the nipples. This helps it heal faster. Also, when the baby is made to unlatch at the breast you insert your little finger in the corner of his/ her mouth before you pull his/ her mouth away to avoid more cracking. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my baby if he accidentally swallowed some of my blood from my cracked nipple?

Is it bad for my baby if he accidentally swallowed some of my blood from my cracked nipple?

Very common: Often at the onset of breast feeding your nipples can get irritated and cracked and bleed. The baby usually will tolerate this just fine but you may see some blood in his spit up. Alot of swallowed blood often will cause some vomiting but usually the baby does not swallow enough to worry. ...Read more

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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