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    Default Nipple question

    I'm 15wks and I have soft sensitive nipples, should I be worried that they are so soft, I mean for breast feeding, I have heard that soft nipples can crack and cause BF to be painful.

    Should I be trying to harden them and if so how?

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    Nah, that's completely normal. There's no need to do anything with them before the baby comes (in fact, it's discouraged in case you damage them and also, nipple stimulation can encourage contractions I believe.) my nipples have never been so sensitive than when I was pregnant.
    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!
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    Your nipples are perfect please don't do anything to them as you can cause damage to them.

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    Its an old wives tale that u need to prepare your nipples. They are doing what they are meant to do

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    All is good! Actually soft nipples get less damaged than tough ones from breast feeding. That is why you use moisturising lotions etc on the if they are cracking etc. It is an old wives tale that tougher nipples are better, For breast feeding the softer the easier for you it should be! hopefully

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    Stretchy is good.

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    Ahhh thanks girls once again my mother is giving bad advice I think I'll just stop listening to her

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRose1 View Post
    Should I be trying to harden them and if so how?
    Oh dear, I just got an image of sandpaper in my head. My nan used fine sandpaper to "toughen" them up.
    I had soft nipples and in 14 months of breastfeeding, I have only had 1 cracked nipple when we had our attachment issues in the very beginning.

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    I heard that wives tale too, the thought of scrubbing them with a nail brush sends massive shivers down my spine!

    The best thing I found is those hydrogel discs for the early days. Such relief!

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