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Help for sore cracked nipples

I have recently started breast feeding and my nipples are sore cracked and bleeding.

What can I do so I continue to breast feed while allowing my nipples to heal?


Kolene Moore | Other Provider

Kolene Moore

It is wonderful that you want to breastfeed your baby. I am sorry you are having pain. Generally, cracked nipples are caused by a shallow or incorrect latch.

I would encourage you to try getting help to fix the improper latch. To help aid in healing, you can use lanolin or hydrogel pads on the nipples.

I am one of the certified lactation consultants at Methodist Women's Hospital. Call us if there is anything we can do for you. 402-815-1528.

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