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Dry Cracked Nipples During Pregnancy
Aside from a missed period by 2 weeks, and nausea, are slightly sensitive and cracked nipples a sign of pregnancy?
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
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
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
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?
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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