my 5 day old baby has already cracked my nipples... seeking lactation help.. but any urgent advice from mothers will be helpful. how to heal it quickly?

Sheeba Vijesh

Hi Shreya, I see you have already gone through my post, hope it helps in future feedings until you get to lactation specialist. Also keep the nipples clean, so that it does not get infected. Apply your breastmilk and let it dry.

Charu Sareen Gujjal(TheMomSagas)

Apply breast milk, that helps. Don't cover it and let air pass on to it. For further help you can seek advise from lactation consultant. You can find one on Babychakra only.

Arwa Hozefa

after feeding apply tbact.  it helped alot . Also try a nipple guard

Shreya Singh

how should i manage his hunger till then? is top feed ok?

Sheeba Vijesh

if u dont breastfeed your milk supply will go down... try rubbing with ice cube to numb before feeding... use proper latching, baby should latch on more of the breast than just the nipple. once latching is correct, nipple will heal faster.


if pain is intolerable then use nipple shield and feed .. but don't make it as a habit.. use nipcare ointment.. coconut oil with a pinch of turmeric will also work. it'll be like burning sensation but it will work

Sangeetha Karuna

Days after my delivery, i felt the soreness and it pained a lot during feeding sessions.. I applied sesame oil and after  few minutes i took warm water bath.. I followed this for few days and it did wonder

Shreya Singh

he has peeled off the Skin!
thank you all for such gud advices...

Himanshi Khubchandani

apply desi ghee and just go ahead... when u r feeding too it will help u alot...

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