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Old 11-13-2006, 09:50 AM   #11
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Garjul, I've read that "breasts are self-cleaning". I never worried about it but I totally understand the yuck factor with the dog hair. We have a lab and his hair is *everywhere*! (Thankfully not on me though! I am not much of a dog person.)

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I just noticed your son was born the same day as mine Ditto the others. If you use disposable breast pads the Lanisoh ones come with a trial pack of their breast wipes if you want to try those out.
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:11 AM   #13
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yup good old water and a soft wash cloth is enough!
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:22 AM   #14
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Garjul, I've read that "breasts are self-cleaning". I never worried about it but I totally understand the yuck factor with the dog hair. We have a lab and his hair is *everywhere*! (Thankfully not on me though! I am not much of a dog person.)
Yes, breasts are "self-cleaning"
The little pimply things around the nipple actually emit chemicals that clean them. Plus, bm is a live organism and therefore an antibacterial that will keep them nice and clean between nursing sessions. Some women say it helps to dab a bit of bm around the nipple after they're done bf--it helps avoid dryness and soreness.
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:48 AM   #15
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I used saline soaks at first to help prevent the build of bacteria on my nipples, btu that was because mine were seriously cracked and bleeding...If you don't have that issue, just use plain water like you said Good job mama!!!
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:07 PM   #16
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I can understand the hair part, lol. Plain water should do the trick.
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:59 PM   #17
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Nope don't use soap! I always used to put BM on the nipple when I was done nursing him. Helps keep them soft!
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Re: Washing breast?

well, everyone else already answered thi now..but...


hmmmmm ... I wonder if I had this question when I started nursing 11 1/2yrs ago...? I'm sure I probably did....
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