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anyone know how to soothe sore nipples from breast feeding.. its only my 3rd day

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Asked by datgurlmeggy at 8:53 AM on Jan. 14, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • There are soothing gel packs specifically the breastfeeding that you can buy,Lanolin will probably help too. I used to wear nursing pads all the time just because any clothing rubbing on my nipples would irritate them. Good luck, and remember it might take a little bit but they will get better!

    Answer by Namaste17 at 9:00 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Do you have Lansinoh? That helped me immensely...also, this sounds funny, but you should let them air dry after bfing...

    Answer by gramsmom at 9:01 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Solving the problem causing the soreness. It's usually a shallow or incorrect latch. Go on youtube and search for "Ameda latching video". If that doesn't help, see a La Leche League leader or IBCLC.

    Nothing really helped me except healing, and I couldn't heal until my babies were latching right.

    Good luck!

    Answer by Ati_13 at 9:16 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • lanolin cream works really well and its all natural

    Answer by lillymom828 at 9:27 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Try rubbing some of your milk into your nipples and letting them air dry. It works wonders.

    Answer by SweetOrangeMama at 9:55 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • i used chilled cabbage leaves. my entire boobs were swelled hard and super sore. the leaves wrkd well. change em out once they start to get wilted

    Answer by JaydnsMom22 at 10:25 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Ask your doctor for triple nipple cream. It's common to have sore nipples! Mine were cracked & bleeding & so sore in the hospital they got me cream there! That worked wonders for me! They could be sore for up to 2 weeks or so(they were for me), but don't give up! You can do it! :)

    Answer by bestmommy2010 at 10:53 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Sore nips are normal when you first start to BF. Even with my 6th baby, after I was sure mine were tough as nails, I ended up with them. It'll get better. :D

    Lansinoh was my saving grace! It's totally safe for the baby, so there's no need to wipe it off before you feed him. Also, check to make sure your Little One is properly latched on as an improper latch can make your nipples even more sore. Air drying in between feedings is an excellent suggestion, too.

    Congratulations on your new arrival. Don't be discouraged.

    Answer by Branwen70 at 11:35 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Lansinoh from Target. It comes in a purple box. Goop it on thick and hang in there! They will feel better soon!

    Answer by khedy at 12:54 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • First, be certain your latch is right. Get in touch with an IBCLC or LLL leader so they can check. Breast milk, left to air dry, is good to soothe sore nipples. Lansinoh IS good, but *I* prefer Motherlove Nipple Cream. I've only been able to find it online, though a friend recently told me she found it at her local Whole Foods. Soothies are good as well. How sore are we talking? Uncomfortable, slightly painful, unbearable...

    Answer by Krysta622 at 3:22 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

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