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
Published on May 31, 2019 and last reviewed on: Jun 03, 2019

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.

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Paediatrics
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Hello,

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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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