Cracked nipples

Andrea - posted on 06/15/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am breastfeeding my seventh baby and he is seven weeks old. He was latching on fine for almost 6 weeks, then he started rubbing my nipples raw. I now have cracked, split nipples. Did he forget how to latch? Help, please.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/16/2016

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No clue if he is latching incorrectly. You might need a lactation consultation to see how that is going. But, using pure lanolin on your nipples will help with healing the cracks. Or, use a little of your own breastmilk. Either way, you don't want anything rubbing against your nipples between feedings. Look for the nipple shields that have air vents.

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