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Old 12-01-2006, 01:59 PM   #1
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Best cream for cracked nipples

My friend is starting to get cracked nipples. She BFs twins and needs something to relieve and heal.

Thanks so much for your help!!!!!!

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Pure Lanolin ( lashinoa brand works well!)
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Yup, just get Lansinoh or something like it. Some online places sell pure lanolin, but you can ge Lansinoh at drug stores, WalMart, Target, etc.
Oh, another thing she can try is vitamin E capsules. The gel cap kind. You poke them with a pin and squirt the gel out and rub it into the nipples. I would go with lanolin first, though.
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Re: Best cream for cracked nipples

I agree with the Lansinoh... it saved me in the first few weeks!

Also express some milk and rub into nipples and let them be exposed to the air THEN put the cream on... that helped heal my cracks quickly!
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Oh and one more thing... make sure she puts it on after EVERY feeding... I learned that the hard way!!!
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I would get PureLan 500, its in a yellow box and is about $1 cheaper than the purple box of Lanisoh, they are the same stuff, i've used both but purelan is less sticky. tell her to put the stuff on after every feeding and when she gets out fo the shower, it will heal fast
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I have to agree with Sally on the PureLan it is less sticky, but also have to agree with Rachelle, AFTER every feeding or it just doesn't work. Keeping the breasts as dry and warm as possible is also a good thing (it is winter)
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Make sure she has a good latch... this is the cause of cracked nipples. The others have offered great advice.
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Make sure she has a good latch... this is the cause of cracked nipples. The others have offered great advice.
I agree here too.. dd one had a HUGE mouth.. and she nursed with NO problems whatsover... and dd2 has a TINEY mouth... she had a hard time latching well enough and hence the problems, I ended up with horribly cracked and bleeding nipples.. it was TORTURE...if I had gotten her a good latch ( not possible according to the lactation consultant) it would not have been so bad!
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Re: Best cream for cracked nipples

Thanks ladies!!!!
I've given her all of the advice and she is VERY grateful!

Thanks, again!
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