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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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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?

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 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

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


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