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Sore Nipples

  1. #9
    thanka2 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2009
    With my first child I used Lansinoh with no success for six months. With my second I tried again...still didn't do anything for me. Putting breastmilk on them also didn't help. I had the "Lily Pads" gel nipple pads that can be refrigerated and then put in your bra--provided very, very temporary relief but overall didn't help. I put cool cabbage leaves on my breasts--also temporary relief but no long-term cure. Then....I started applying pure, organic coconut oil--just the kind that you can buy at a health food store. Voila! Perfect. Have never had a problem since. I am still breastfeeding my daughter and she just turned 1 year old last weekend and I still apply the oil after bathing and after each feed. So, organic coconut oil is my top suggestion.
    “Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a
    spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware …
    To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory.
    She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.”

    ~ Grantly Dick-Read (Childbirth Without Fear)

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    MJW, girl, born March 17, 2011, 4:14 pm, HK

  2. #10
    southside852 is offline Registered User
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    Dec 2008
    i went through tubes of the lansinoh breast cream and always used breast pads. i didn't leak, but the extra cushion certainly helped.

  3. #11
    Ureshii3 is offline Registered User
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    Oct 2011
    Hong Kong
    I second the use of breastpads help to cushion At 25 months now, I'm still using them(Pigeon-best I find so far, and available here, haven't tried chicco's thou), as well as nipple gel after shower too like thanka2 did with something else

    I forgot to add in the last post that airing sore nipples whenever u can helps speed up the recovery

  4. #12
    Obiwan is offline Registered User
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    Jul 2009
    Hong Kong
    Mother's Mate breast pads are very good.

  5. #13
    genkimom is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Hong Kong
    And while you are medicating or working on pain relief, I hope you are consulting an LC to help you figure out why they are sore... an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

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