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Q:

hi experts, my baby is 4 day old I m not able to breastfeed my baby because of nipple crack plz give emergency advice I try nipple shield today but my baby not latch it properly I m very confused I want to feed my baby properly.. what should I do?



Subha

apply ghee or coconut oil. you​can also try nipcare ointment. Palmer's cocoa butter cream is also nice. make sure you wash it using warm water before feeding

Subha

if you can't able to tolerate much, then for time being you can express milk and feed your baby through spoon on palada. but don't make it as a practice. bcos she may hesitate to latch once she get used to spoon, bottles or whatever

Asma Shaikh

Thank you so much Subha..

Sonali Shivlani

Please do not use nipple shield as the baby will get used to the same and then not latch in a regular fashion.
Do not stop feeding or atleast expressing as else the milk supply will reduce.
meet with a Lactation specialist asap to learn the correct way to latch the baby. you can connect with some good specialist here on the app as well.

Rhituparna Mitra

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Rimsha Idrees

my gynaecologist gave me zytee gel n it worked..I used to apply after every feed..if u r still troubled coz of cracked nipple do try this..

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