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Use Of Crack While Breastfeeding
Depends: Nipple tenderness or skin changes may be caused by: -bacterial or fungal infections -dry skin in the areolar region (the darker area surrounding the nipple) of the breast -injury to or friction over the nipple area -certain diseases such as paget's disease i would go and get checked out by a doctor to find out what is the cause of your nipple cracking. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Get help: There are several ways you can fix this, but the one thing not to do is to just wait and hope it will get better. A lactation consultant or nurse or doctor can help. If you are sore and cracked, it will cause you pain and put you are risk for infection! try allowing the nipple to air dry with some breast milk on them after feeds and review the baby's latch on position carefully. Good luck! ...Read more
Are small numbers of HIV virus trasmitted by breastfeeding (in the milk or in tiny nipple cracks)?
Yes it is possible: If the mother is HIV positive it is possible for the HIV infection to pass through breastfeeding. In the usa it is not advised for an HIV mother to bf. In the 3rd world the answer is not so clear, as the child might well be more likely to die from malnutrition or contaminated formula than from the HIV in breastmilk. ...Read more
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
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
I have been prescribed amoxicillin 500MG by my dentist for an infection caused by a cracked tooth. I am breastfeeding, can this hurt my baby?
Yes: Sometimes nipples are cracked before delivery because the skin is dry and rubbing against irritating clothing. After delivery you can try wearing breast shells to prevent chaffing from clothing or you can use hydrogels to soothe cracked nipples. After delivery cracked nipples is often a sign of a poor latch so see a lactation consultant asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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