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Old 04-01-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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nipple scabs :(

thanks to the worst engorgement i ended up woth cracked scabby nipples. his latch is good now but anything i can do to help the healing process???


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Old 04-01-2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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Re: nipple scabs :(

after each feeding, express a few drops onto your nipple and let it dry for a sec. there are AMAZING healing properties in breastmilk! hang in will get better!
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:09 AM   #3
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Re: nipple scabs :(

I have nursed 7 newborns now and always wind up with scabs to some varying degree. what hashelped me is to put a little breastmilk on, then goop some lanolin and wear breast sheilds (the shells not the things that you nurse while wearing) so that your bra/clothes don't touch. Don't let your clothes sit right on the scabs. If they dry to the scabs and you pull them off ****ouch**** and the healing process has to start all over. Keep those scabs moisturized witth the lanolin. It should only take a fewdays for them to ereally start healing up if you do this. Once they are healedyou can quit wearing the shields. Sorry about my typing, I'm nursing a baby right now!
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