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5 Easy Ways To Treat Sore And Cracked Nipples!

Dr. Bhumika Kalathiya 89% (211 ratings)
Mbbs, MS(obstetrics and gynecology), Fellowship in laproscopic gynecological surgery
Gynaecologist, Delhi
5 Easy Ways To Treat Sore And Cracked Nipples!

Sore, cracked or even bleeding nipples is very common condition, while you breastfeed your baby. This could be due to the ways your baby sucks on to your breasts or because of problems such as a fungal infection in baby's mouth. 

Here is 5 easy ways to treat sore, cracked and bleeding nipples while you breastfeed your child.

1. Position of your baby:
You need to check that your baby has proper access to your nipples. Position your baby in a such a way that help baby to reach your breast. Keep a pillow on your lap and place your baby on it. Allow baby to open mouth wide and push your nipples till your areolas are in his/her mouth. This will allow baby to suck in better way and it will not hurt nipple.

2. Check that your baby's tongue is not tied and look for oral thrush:
Sometimes, babies face problems positioning their mouth and may not be able to move their tongue to the roof of the mouth for proper sucking. We suggest you check for it and get it treated by a doctor.
Oral thrush is a fungal infection is babies mouth. It looks like white patches with redness over tongue and mouth cavity. Consult immediately for it's treatment.

3. Use your own breastmilk as a medicine:
Your breast milk has antibacterial properties and can treat sore nipples. Just pump a few drops and apply on the affected area until dry. This will soothe your nipples and help you.

4. Use protective nipple shells:
If you have severe sore and cracked nipples, buy yourselves a pair of nipple shells to protect your breasts from friction against your bra or clothes. It will help them to keep protected.

5. Feed your baby at regular interval:
If you aren’t feeding baby on time, than baby becomes aggressive, especially when they are hungry. Hence, baby will suck aggressively. 

 

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For past a week, I found some white patches on both the breast. I'm very much worried. What could be the reason for this?

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 95% (53830 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
For past a week, I found some white patches on both the breast. I'm very much worried. What could be the reason for t...
You are suffering from pityriasis versicolor. Medicine available for good improvement. As the treatment varies depending on the severity. Send photos of the affected area, by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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I am 26 year old female, unmarried I have a problem, My left nipple is scratchy sometimes, how can it be?

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 89% (6360 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
I am 26 year old female, unmarried
I have a problem, My left nipple is scratchy sometimes, how can it be?
Apply coconut oil, apply petroleum gelly, and massage gently, with this you need proper homoeopathic treatment to cure your problem.
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Doctor suggested to use Novex ds / sevista 30 mg for breast fibrosis. But I heard that this drug will effect pregnancy and period cycle. And also drug should not be used by pcos patients. Can you please suggest can I use that drug. I am a newly married girl. Please suggest.

Dr. Shubha Saxena 88% (292 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
If you are planning pregnancy in near future then defer taking this drug. Vit E and Bit B 12 will help you to some extent and not interfere with pregnancy planning.
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I am of age 30 and having 2 children 9 yr's and 5rs old. Getting liquid drop from breast when squeezing my nipples with fear and the color of drop is light milky. I am very healthy.

Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar 88% (2106 ratings)
M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Nipple discharge refers to any fluid that seeps out of the nipple of the breast. ... One or both breasts may produce a nipple discharge, either spontaneously or when you squeeze your nipples or breasts. A nipple discharge may look milky, or it may be clear, yellow, green, brown or bloody.Reasons for lactating when not recently pregnant can range from hormone imbalances to medication side effects to other health conditions. The most common cause of breast milk production is an elevation of a hormone produced in the brain called prolactin. ... medications. underlying medical issues.Women who aren't pregnant but who wish to lactate can take a daily regimen of hormones to mimic these processes that occur during pregnancy. Typically, hormone therapy is discontinued shortly before breast-feeding begins. At that point, the baby's suckling is thought to stimulate and maintain milk production.
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Good night sir/mam I am 26 years newly married from 5 months only. But since last 40 days feeds are coming out of my breasts. Whether I am not pregnant. What can be the reason. And how can be it resolve. Is it a serious problem or something else.

Dr. Vandana Singh 86% (75 ratings)
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Good night sir/mam
I am 26 years newly married from  5 months only. But since last 40 days feeds are coming out of my...
Lybrate-user first check for pregnancy if ypur period is delayed or period is irregular if no pregnancy then check for serum prolactin Blood test. It may be a harmonal problem.
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I'm my middle finger I got a infection as form of little pimple then it breasts and releases transparent puss, it is aching alot, kindly help me for this it is disturbing me alot.

Dr. Deepak 91% (3815 ratings)
NCCH & MCH
Homeopath, Kolkata
I'm my middle finger I got a infection as form of little pimple then it breasts and releases transparent puss, it is ...
Kindly wipe it with Betadine lotion twice with soaked in clean cooton swap along with it take Cal. sulp 3x 4 tabs twice for 3 days and do give me a follow up there after.
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Hi. I am 22 years old .my problem is some milk like substance is coming out from breast. Is it harmful? And why it is going to happen? And can I consult a doctor?

Dr. Sandhya Krishnamurthy 93% (10966 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi. I am 22 years old .my problem is some milk like substance is coming out from breast. Is it harmful? And why it is...
Hi, Check you serum Prolactin levels. If it is high, milk secretion starts. You can consult a gynecologist with this report.
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