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breastfeeding moms, what do you clean your nipples with after feeding?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:55 PM on Dec. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You don't! Just let them air dry.

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:56 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Nothing, you don't want to put soap on them that drys them out, I would rub breast milk on them and go, once my body got use to the BF thing, I didn't do anything but put a new pad in my bra if I needed one. Let downs :)

    Answer by midnightmoma at 1:58 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • nothing, air dry or put lanolin on em

    Answer by sandypops at 1:58 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • I ask b/c baby and I keep getting thrush and the meds haven't helped!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:59 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Thrush is another story. Before breastfeeding, sprinkle a probiotic powder on your nipples. After baby eat, rub a bit of breastmilk on your nipples and let them thoughly air dry. Sprinkle on more probiotic. Yeast loves warm, damp places, so change your breast pads often; even better, if you can comfortable not wear a bra, that would be best.

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:02 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • i haven't worn a bra since I've breastfed ( 7 months ) I can't go around with my boobs out either :(

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:04 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Gentian Violet for thrush. Most thrush meds are not effective. Probitics or even eating a lot of plain unsweetened yogurt. Try to cut out as many processed sugars as possible from your diet. I have had thrush many times, but it is usually due to the steroids that DD has to take every now and then for her asthma. Antibiotics can cause it as well, but some babies are simply more prone to it than others. Remember to wash all clothing and towels that come in contact with your milk with vinegar.

    Answer by ArmyMom2oneboy at 2:30 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • If you do use gentian violet make sure to get .5% solution or 1% solution (although I hear the 1% stings a bit) I didn't find this out til after I bought 2% so I wasted money :( oh well.

    Answer by mom06and09 at 2:43 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Nothing. YOu don't need to clean them after a feeding.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:18 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • I clean them daily in the shower and that's it.

    Answer by Christina807 at 3:33 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

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