I have 3 months old baby boy. my nipples are cracked due to breastfeeding. what should I do? 

Shubha Akshay

You can apply breastmilk to cracked nipples.. It will help..

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apply nipcare cream or lukewarm ghee .. just after feeding and wipe it off with wet cotton .. I had the same problem it helped me a lot

Suhasini Vinod

apply nipcare cream after feed n clean it up before feeding.. it really helps !!! check feeding position as well , so that it does not recur.

Susmitha Ch

Use nipcare.... And clean thoroughly before feeding ur baby... I heard breastmilk also helps.. Apply little on ur bm on ur nipples.. U can try ghee too

Rakhi Puri (beautyofmommying)

Ardo gold cream heals faster than any other...I tried almost all nipcare creams and after using gold cream for 2-3 days after every feed...I never needed...they are still in my drawer...

Arwa Hozefa

try using a nipple guard.  also apply tbact ointment on the cracked nipple when not feeding from that side . apply breast milk also helps .

Shyama Santhosh

The main reason for the same is improper latching by baby..Read the breastfeeding positions article on Babychakra.  In the meantime, apply your breastmilk on the affected area, you will get relief..if problem still persists, please consult lactation specialist

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