Q. I am a nursing mother and my nipples are cracked. Please advice.

Answered by Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A

 

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Hello doctor,

I have cracked nipples that have failed to heal for the past five weeks. I am a nursing mother, and I am not able to feed.


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Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
MBBS., DCH
Child Health, Paediatrics

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Please apply Purelan 100 (Lanolin) to the cracked nipples and express the milk to prevent engorgement and feed the baby that milk (store in hygienic conditions) along with some top feeds if required. Reduce the latching of the baby to enhance healing. Till you have healed completely feed the baby expressed milk and top feeds. I hope this should help.

 
 
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