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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Nipple Cream (Overview)

Nipple creams and ointments can be helpful for cracked or painful nipples. But keep in mind that whatever you put on your nipples will go in your baby


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What' can nipple cream be used for?

Nip Cream uses!: Because the baby may ingest anything you apply to the nipple area, it's important to use only those products that are known to be safe. 100% pure lanolin for soothing infection; neosporin, triple antibacterial ointment, or bacitracin. Yeast infection of the nipples try; lotrimin af, micatin, (miconazole) and monistat because of breast milk’s antibacterial and healing properties it makes a good nipple salve. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
4 doctors shared insights

Nipple Cream (Overview)

Nipple creams and ointments can be helpful for cracked or painful nipples. But keep in mind that whatever you put on your nipples will go in your baby


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I am looking for nipple cream which makes the nipple stand up?

I am looking for nipple cream which makes the nipple stand up?

None: I am not aware of a cream that can do this. Nipple erection is caused by stimulation or exposure to cold. The only nipple creams that I am aware of are for cracked nipples due to breastfeeding. ...Read more

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I am looking for nipple cream whichwill makes the nipple more erect?

I am looking for nipple cream whichwill makes the nipple more erect?

None: I am not aware of a cream that can do this. Nipple erection is caused by stimulation or exposure to cold. The only nipple creams that I am aware of are for cracked nipples due to breastfeeding. ...Read more

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So many people have been telling me to get nipple cream. What does it do?

It depends: For what sort of trouble are you having that they are recommending it? If you have an infection on your nipples, such as a yeast infection, you may need a anti-fungal cream. If you have irritated nipples, you may need an anti-inflammatory cream. There is no one type of "nipple cream" that treats everything. If you aren't sure, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a good nipple cream for lacation?

Lanolin: Creams that contain lanolin can be helpful for relieving cracked nipples. ...Read more

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31 weeks pregnant leaking colostrum ( not much) only when i press my nipple or put cream on. Is this normal? Why does this only occur with some women?

OB/GYN: You should certainly discuss with your ob/gyn and avoid stimulation of the nipples which can lead to premature contractions. Since your pregnancy is 31 weeks that would endanger the health of the fetus. ...Read more

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Can you place a drop of baby's oral nystatin on your nipples or the cream nystatin (for his yeast diaper rash)?

Can you place a drop of baby's oral nystatin on your nipples or the cream nystatin (for his yeast diaper rash)?

Wrong path: You are trying to cure a topical problem with an internal route. Diaper rash is on a baby's butt not in it. You need to apply the proper ointment or medication to the rash. ...Read more

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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