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How To Prevent Cracked Nipples


1 Mothers correctly master the breastfeeding techniques, let the baby open the mouth, hold the areola, and use the correct technique to leave the nipple to reduce the negative pressure on the nipple.

2 After each feeding, you can squeeze out two drops of milk, apply them on the nipples and areola, expose them for a short time, and wait for the nipples to dry before putting on nursing underwear. Because milk has antibacterial effect and is rich in protein, it can repair the epidermis.

3 If you have cracked, you can use some natural lanolin nipple repair cream, which can keep moist and promote wound healing. Do not wash it off during feeding. You can let your baby suck directly; avoid using ointments that need to be wiped off before breastfeeding.

4 Breastfeeding with the side with less pain first can reduce the sucking power of the other side of the nipple to prevent the nipple from becoming more chapped. Because the baby has greater suction power when sucking on the first breast.

5 When chapped, shorten the feeding time, generally about 10 minutes on each side can provide 90% of the milk; avoid long-term non-nutritive sucking on the nipple irritation. You can also shorten the feeding interval (increase the number of feedings), and try different positions.

6 Wear loose cotton underwear and bras, and place nipple shields (with breathable mesh) to facilitate local air circulation and healing of skin lesions, and to avoid friction and stimulation of nipples from clothes.

Important note: If the nipple pain is severe, you can temporarily stop breastfeeding for 24 hours, but you should express the milk and feed your baby with a small cup or spoon.https://www.babedear.com