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Aside from lanolin, how can I treat a small nipple blister that I got from breastfeeding? Is dabbing alcohol safe? It's not a milk bleb.
No lanolin: I advised my nursing moms with sore nipples to clean gently with diaper wipe or moist washcloth and air dry after sessions. Then express small amount of your breast milk and massage in. Breast milk has lots of healing properties. Lanolin is an old fashioned advise and can cause the nipples to remain soft and easier to tear during nursing. ...Read more
Im breastfeeding & have a recurring nipple blister. Piercing skin slightly w/ sterilized needle, expressing, keeping it moist & wearing loose clothing doesn't help. Piercing worked first time but now it's bigger & doesn't go away. Advice pls?
Repositioning: Try another hold or position for baby. You should be able to avoid blistering. Consider seeing your Obstetrician in case the blister represents infection. ...Read more
I am using a breast pump and started to develop blisters on nipple and they are starting to take a yellowish color around them. What is going on?
Need more info: Without seeing these and knowing your full history you would be much better off seeing a doctor and showing these to them. ...Read more
I thought I had a milk blister in my left nipple but now think it could be an intriductular papilloma?
I have a blister on my nipple from poor latch. It has now gone yellow. Is it ok to continue feeding and should I treat it with anything?
Nipple blister: A nipple blister turning yellow amy mean a bacterial infection has developed. Please have your OB check it out before continuing to nurse your baby with that nipple. ...Read more
I have a blood blister on my right nipple. I haven't breastfed in almost a year. What else could cause this?
I've had a skin tag on m.Nipple for months, it now looks like it's some sort of blister.. Or blister is on top of skin tag what is this? What do I do?
Have your doctor: Or dermatologist remove it. It should not be a big deal, but it depends on size of course. ...Read more
It might be: Have you recently delivered? Breastfeeding? Do you have a fever? Nipple discharge? This is potentially a sign of mastitis (soft tissue infection of the breast) or even breast abscess (soft tissue infection with collection of pus). See your provider as soon as you can. If you have a fever you may even want to go to the ER. ...Read more
I pump exclusively (baby refuses to latch) and now have 2 severe blood blisters on one nipple. How do I treat them so i can continue to pump?
Find support: Have you talked with your delivery team? Obgyns, midwives, doulas are all great sources of guidance and support. There are usually local breast-feeding groups that can be helpful with all sorts of new baby concerns. You can find friends and share both ideas and efforts. There are a few in franklin, tn. Less personal, but maybe enough - a druggist might have over-the-counter creams. Enjoy the baby! ...Read more
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