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what is the best thang to do for sore, dry, and craked nippels??How meany times are they saposto eat in a day??

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Asked by kriss18 at 2:32 AM on Dec. 29, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • don't wash with soap, pat the nipple dry after every feeding, or a quick wipe with a damp cloth. Extract some milk and rub on the nipple, milk/colostrum is a great moisturizer for nipples.

    Try what I said and if it doesn't work you can resort to nipple creams.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 2:39 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Thank I will try that

    Comment by kriss18 (original poster) at 2:41 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Definitely try the milk first, and not washing with soap. If that doesn't work, you can try Lanolin or Aquaphor (not sure how that's spelled, but it comes in a jar and it's kind of like Vaseline, but less greasy and stuff).

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 2:41 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Rubbing the milk into the nipple DEFINITELY is the best thing!

    Answer by alinker at 3:00 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • They can eat 20 times a day sometimes. A breastfeeding baby can't overeat. However, if your nipples care cracked and dry and sore, you might need to have someone check your latch. It shouldn't be so painful.
    Definitely rub a drop of milk on your nipples. The antibiotic properties in your milk will help to prevent an infection. Don't wash your nipples with soap, just wash around them. Let your nipples air dry after you nurse, if possible. It won't rub things off like manually drying them off will. You can use lanolin cream if you need to. It's safe for the baby to eat with it on your nipples.

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:05 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • maybe creams from your doc?

    Answer by san78 at 5:57 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • lanoline cream, its safe for baby too, meaning you dont have to wash it off before they eat again.... and they can eat when ever they want! lol my kids ate every 30-60 mins.. around the clock for the first few weeks.. then it got a little better

    Answer by 2boysmommy.js at 9:31 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • There are some very good breast feeding groups here that you can join. Just reading other posts will teach you so much. There are many successful breast feeders here with tons of knowledge.

    Answer by ecodani at 10:06 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Well you have already gotten great advise on the nipple part as far as feeding, it's kinda on demand. mine fed everything 3 hours or so

    Answer by JLS2388 at 12:33 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Nurse on demand. Yes, in the beginning you will be nursing a lot, it will seem like you are nursing constantly, but this is good as baby has a tiny stomach, and this will also help establish your supply. Breast milk can help sore nipples, nipple cream is also good. Lansinoh is a brand that you can find easily, but personally, I prefer Motherlove brand, which, unfortunately, I have only been able to find online, though a friend said she found it at her local Whole Foods. Also, try to get to an IBCLC, or at least a La Leche League meeting and have a leader evaluate your baby's latch to make sure s/he is latching correctly. Improper latch is a common cause of sore, dry, cracked nipples.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:29 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

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