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What can I do to soothe my nipples during a painful latch?

What can I do to soothe my nipples during a painful latch?

Lanolin, cool packs: Firstly, work on the latch technique with a goal of a pain-free latch. If it's too late, and your nipples are already abused, apply a few drops of breastmilk after each feeding to moisturize the skin. You can also try lanolin as a soothing agent. Gel-based cool packs can take the sting and burning down a few notches, and a dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can be in order for moderate pain. ...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


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Should I use cream or ointment to soothe my nipples while i’m breastfeeding?

Should I use cream or ointment to soothe my nipples while i’m breastfeeding?

Yes: Try lanolin! it is natural and safe for your breast feeding baby. It works well for healing cracked nipples (and it also works well for sucking blisters on your baby's mouth as well!) some moms also like aquaphor- which is a vasoline like ointment that is safe to use as well. ...Read more

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Hard and painfully soar nipples the past 8 days straight. Not pregnant, haven't changed any habits, never have soar nipples before or during period.

Hard and painfully soar nipples the past 8 days straight. Not pregnant, haven't changed any habits, never have soar nipples before or during period.

Sore Nipples: When a woman is going through peri-menopause and entering into menopause, her breasts and nipples might become so sore that she can't bear to lie on her stomach. This is caused by fluctuating hormones. When only the nipples get sore, it can indicate that a fungal or bacterial infection might be present or it could be caused by inadequate secretion from the sebaceous glands of the areola. ...Read more

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Nipples become very painful, and turn white and sometimes blue. Used to be just in the cold, but now more random even in warm room. Is this serious?

Nipples become very painful, and turn white and sometimes blue. Used to be just in the cold, but now more random even in warm room. Is this serious?

Sounds vascular: The change in color sounds like a reduction in blood flow due to local circulatory factors. Ask your Pulmonary Doctor about your asthma medications!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more