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Old 08-18-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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I need help!!!

For starters my daughter is just about eight weeks old.

Okay in the last few days I have developed a really nasty crack on the bottom side of right nipple. It was starting to get better with just using lanolin but today it got really bad again. I was trying to pump, I start working very part time next week, I will be gone for 3.5 hrs a day, five days a week and she will need at least one bottle while I am gone. While pumping it started bleeding again, so badly there was a lot of blood in the bottle and it was running down my stomach, so I stopped pumping and slathered the lanolin on again.

She does not have thrush, latch is great and not tongue tied. I am at a loss. I need to get this healed so I can pump. The last thing I want is to use formula while I am at work. I also do not want this to turn into mastitis.

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Old 08-18-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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geta washcloth, wet it with warm water, and into the micro for 10-15 seconds. make sure its not too hot and put it over your breasts and leave it until it gets cold, then add lanolin, I like the medela but lanisoh works good too, let your girls air out, this will heal you quickly.
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geta washcloth, wet it with warm water, and into the micro for 10-15 seconds. make sure its not too hot and put it over your breasts and leave it until it gets cold, then add lanolin, I like the medela but lanisoh works good too, let your girls air out, this will heal you quickly.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:10 PM   #4
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Oh, that sounds terrible!! SO sorry mama! I have used neosporin on nipple cracks before. You have to wipe it before the baby nurses but it does sometimes heal things faster and prevent infection.
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Express some milk onto it. Bm makes everything better! If you can, take a break from pumping on that side. Pumping puts a lot more stress on your nipples than a nursing baby does.

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Old 08-18-2011, 11:25 PM   #6
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could it be the cup size on the pump?
could someone bring her to you for a feeding?
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:00 AM   #7
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could it be the cup size on the pump?
could someone bring her to you for a feeding?
The crack happened before the pumping

Bringing her to me might work but not always. I will be working at a coffee shop.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:50 AM   #8
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so sorry that is terrible! I don't have any good suggestions. Although if you are only gone for 3.5 hours she may not need a bottle..
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Get the gel pads! They are great! That's how I survived my mastitis fights! They keep your nipple wet pretty much. Anyways, keeps it from scabbing. The pads last for a few days. I woulda gave up bf if not for these puppies. Ameda brand makes some that they sell at babies r us. They are very much worth every single penny.

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Old 08-19-2011, 02:30 AM   #10
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Name of it is ameda comfort gel extended use hydrogel pads, lasts up to 6 days. Says, " soothes, cools, and helps heal tender sore nipples", "immediate relief on contact".

The lactation consultant recommended these to me.

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