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Cracked Nipples (Overview)

Cracked nipples refers to cracking of the skin on the nipple and surrounding areola. This can occur with inflammation or infection with breastfeeding. The cracking can occur if baby's latch is suboptimal. Cracking of nipples can also occur with mastitis. Nipple cracking also seen when not breastfeeding in Paget's disease of breast a rare form of cancer.


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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

Cracked Nipples (Overview)

Cracked nipples refers to cracking of the skin on the nipple and surrounding areola. This can occur with inflammation or infection with breastfeeding. The cracking can occur if baby's latch is suboptimal. Cracking of nipples can also occur with mastitis. Nipple cracking also seen when not breastfeeding in Paget's disease of breast a rare form of cancer.


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What does it mean if you're not pregnant but have scab or cracked nipples?

What does it mean if you're not pregnant but have scab or cracked nipples?

Get this checked: I would recommend that a patient get this checked by a physician. It may be something minimal like a scrape etc. Or it could represent something more like an early paget's disease or an underlying malignancy perhaps. Especially if there is no easy explanation for scab or cracking skin of the nipples. ...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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Cracked nipples is really bothering my wife who is feeding our1 week old baby. Extremely painful. How to get out of it?

Cracked nipples is really bothering my wife who is feeding our1 week old baby. Extremely painful. How to get out of it?

Shield and lotion: A nipple shield and a lanolin-based lotion might be just the ticket. The nipple shield is a small, silicone shield worn over the nipple during breast feeding to protect it. The lanolin-based lotion will help to protect and restore the skin around the nipple and areola. She should be able to find both at any good store that sells stuff for babies and moms. ...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.

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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 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 is the definition or description of: Cracked nipples?

What is the definition or description of: Cracked nipples?

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. The cracking can occur if baby's latch is suboptimal. Cracking of nipples can also occur with mastitis. Nipple cracking also seen when not breastfeeding in Paget's disease of breast a rare form of cancer. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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Cracked nipples is really bothering my wife who is feeding our1 week old baby. Extremely painful. How to get out of it?

Shield and lotion: A nipple shield and a lanolin-based lotion might be just the ticket. The nipple shield is a small, silicone shield worn over the nipple during breast feeding to protect it. The lanolin-based lotion will help to protect and restore the skin around the nipple and areola. She should be able to find both at any good store that sells stuff for babies and moms. ...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 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

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What does it mean if you're not pregnant but have scab or cracked nipples?

Get this checked: I would recommend that a patient get this checked by a physician. It may be something minimal like a scrape etc. Or it could represent something more like an early paget's disease or an underlying malignancy perhaps. Especially if there is no easy explanation for scab or cracking skin of the nipples. ...Read more

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I suffer bad eczema I am 20 not pregnate but I have bad cracked nipples n bad dry skin around my brests I cant stop scrtching it wil this cause cancer?

I suffer bad eczema I am 20 not pregnate but I have bad cracked nipples n bad dry skin around my brests I cant stop scrtching it wil this cause cancer?

See a dermatologist.: You can get immediate relief. Meanwhile begin to use vaseline or Aquaphor 5-10x a day on cracks. No, it does not cause cancer!!! ...Read more

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Aside from a missed period by 2 weeks, and nausea, are slightly sensitive and cracked nipples a sign of pregnancy?

Home pregnancy test: The slightly sensitive nipples could be from pregnancy. But why worry about this when all you should do is to do a home pregnancy test which is freely available, easy to do and are accurate. ...Read more

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I have 2 day old infant (2nd child) and I have extremely sore cracked nipples. I pumped milk and right breast milk had blood clots. Help please.?

I have 2 day old infant (2nd child) and I have extremely sore cracked nipples. I pumped milk and right breast milk had blood clots. Help please.?

Don't worry!: Some bleeding from the nipples is normal and if the baby gets a little of your blood in the milk it is ok. If there is a lot, you could dump it if it makes you feel better. Use a gentle barrier ointment like lanolin on your nipples after nursing. Make sure to vary nursing positions and alternate starting breast. See a lactation consult if things don't improve in a few days. ...Read more

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What is it? I have breast redness, bleeding from nipple, rash on chest and cracked nipples. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritatio

What is it? I have breast redness, bleeding from nipple, rash on chest and cracked nipples. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritatio

Seek med attn: Bleeding from your nipples is never normal. Call your doctor on Monday and get checked out. Chronic reglan use can cause women to lactate. So that might be part of the problem. But, you really need an exam soon ...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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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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Is it okay to feed my baby my expressed breast milk that has a drop of my blood in it? (it's from my cracked nipple) thanks!

Is it okay to feed my baby my expressed breast milk that has a drop of my blood in it? (it's from my cracked nipple) thanks!

Bloody breast milk: It is a common event that during the process of breast feeding, maternal blood from nipples or milk ducts, can stain the breast milk, with the resulting bloody, rusty, or brownish decoloration. Babies will continue ingestion the breast milk with no problems.
Ocassionally, the baby's stool can turn dark, or black color, as a reflexion of the metabolism of the maternal blood in the baby's intestine. ...Read more

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Should I stop breastfeeding until my cracked, scabbed nipples heal?

Should I stop breastfeeding until my cracked, scabbed nipples heal?

No: I would try to increase the spacing between feeding somewhat, be sure the latch is good, and put something like lanolin on your breasts. ...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