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danielle 11-11-2012 11:17 PM

Ideas for minimizing discomfort
 
I've been nursing continuously for over 4 years. Ordinarily, nursing is no problem. But 3 days ago a wayward fingernail scratched my breast right by my nipple. It's like an eighth of an inch and you can barely see it. I can feel it though. :( it's pretty excruciating to nurse. My son's nursing seems to keep it from healing. I think that the obvious thing might be to stop nursing but I don't care for that idea.

Can anyone make a suggestion for how to carry on? Thanks.

Saharan 11-12-2012 12:00 AM

Re: Ideas for minimizing discomfort
 
have you tried putting lanolin on at every feed?

danielle 11-12-2012 04:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saharan
have you tried putting lanolin on at every feed?

No. Would I do that before or after I feed him?

Miss squish 11-12-2012 12:12 PM

Either. It's safe for baby to ingest, but put it in after so it can stay on your skin to help it heal.
I had a small cut from a bite and this helped it heal really quickly.

Saharan 11-12-2012 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Miss squish
Either. It's safe for baby to ingest, but put it in after so it can stay on your skin to help it heal.
I had a small cut from a bite and this helped it heal really quickly.

Yep exactly what she said :)


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