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Old 11-11-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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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.

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Re: Ideas for minimizing discomfort

have you tried putting lanolin on at every feed?
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have you tried putting lanolin on at every feed?
No. Would I do that before or after I feed him?
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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.
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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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