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How can I get the crust off my nipples??

Ok I know this is gross. lol I breastfed my first son for 15 mos, then after I stopped I got pregnant with my second son. I am now 35 weeks pregnant and have this crust on my nipples. One of my doctors said that it may be left over breast milk. I used this cream that he gave me and it went away...for like 2 days. I went in the shower and just kind of rubbed it away and it was gone for a couple of weeks then came back again. I've never had this problem before...has anyone else? Anyone know how to make it go away for good???


Asked by Anonymous at 11:36 PM on Dec. 11, 2008 in Pregnancy

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Answers (8)
  • could be dried skin or dry milk. or colostrum that stuff gets pretty gross sometimes. what i did to get rid of it (and also to get my nipples ready to bf) i took washcloths and rubbed them up and down on my nipples when i took a shower and when i got out i put lanolin cream on them.

    Answer by xhellxfirex495 at 12:01 AM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • i dont think you can just make it go away. you can always wipe your nipples down a few times a day.

    Answer by mama2twins07 at 11:37 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • The thing is...I don't think I was actually supposed to rub it away like that....

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • its just like old milk right it should be fine

    Answer by mama2twins07 at 11:42 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • Yeah but it's gross and keeps coming back. I'll be breastfeeding again in a few weeks with my new arrival. I must be leaking at night or something....

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:47 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • I would use a wet wipe frequently or maybe put some lotion on during the day and before you go to bed.

    Answer by BayB at 11:48 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • yeah, I was going to recommend lotion. Or if you have colostrum yet, you could squeeze a little out and moisturize with that. I always heard that breast milk is good moisturizer for the nipples, I don't know if colostrum works the same or not, though.

    Answer by srhmldndo at 11:53 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • It sounds like you are having a tiny bit of leakage? I think around 36 weeks with my first that started.

    Answer by reflect1light at 8:40 AM on Dec. 12, 2008