Newbie, cracked nipples and lanolin allergy!

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  1. MaskedKitteh

    MaskedKitteh Well-Known Member

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    Hiya, I'm ally, I'm currently bfing my 8 day old.
    It's going really well and midwife today was happy with our latch, but I have one really cracked nipple from the first few days of feeding. Thing is I'm allergic to lanolin, can anyone reccomend anything else I can use on it to help it heal up asap!!
     
  2. mistyscott

    mistyscott Well-Known Member

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    Ouch. There's something called kammillosan which is poss camomile based? I'm usually sensitive to wool and can't tell if putting lanolin on my nips was making them worse, so stopped. Good luck :)
     
  3. MaskedKitteh

    MaskedKitteh Well-Known Member

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    Lownthwaite 1DD and cooking #2!

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    Rub breastmilk on the nipple and leave to air dry.

    Breastmilk feeds your LO but also has great healing properties! :thumbup:
     
  5. katlin

    katlin Mom of 5

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    Also try rubbing a little bit of petroleum jelly in between feedings
     
  6. MaskedKitteh

    MaskedKitteh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
    So sore! Ones fine one is uber sore!!
     
  7. mistyscott

    mistyscott Well-Known Member

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    Keep an eye out for thrush symptoms, esp with a cracked nipple - leaving breastmilk to dry on your nips is perfect environment for the thrush to thrive...
     
  8. Lownthwaite

    Lownthwaite 1DD and cooking #2!

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    If you start taking acidophilus then this should help prevent the chance of you developing thrush :thumbup:
     

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