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Old 02-02-2012, 11:13 AM   #11
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Re: Cracked, bleeding nipple

I totally feel your pain... I was so cracked/sore on one side I would literally scream (turned out to be my higher-producing side, oddly enough). LC suggested a teeny tiny dab of polysporin (NOT neosporin), plus a schmear of lanolin. The lanolin is okay for baby and the tiny bit of polysporin will be absorbed by the skin, before baby feeds again. I don't think it really helps the current pain, but definitely helps the healing process and prevents infection. Wonderful stuff.
Hang in there. It will get easier!
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