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Nipples, Sore and Cracked

It is common to have sore, cracked nipples in the first few days of feeding as they toughen up. If the problem persists, your baby may not be latching on properly and may be biting or chewing the soft breast tissue causing your nipples to bleed.

  • Your breastmilk contains natural antiseptics so after every feed rub some of your milk around the nipple and allow it to dry naturally.
  • Calendula cream can help inflammation and be used for tender nipples during pregnancy.
  • Bathing in lavender, roman chammomile or rose essential oil can assist the healing process.
  • Use the homeopathic remedy chammomile for inflamed and tender nipples.

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