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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18-06-2012 20:53 #1
18-06-2012 20:57 #2
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!
All the best x
18-06-2012 21:10 #3
Your nipples are perfect please don't do anything to them as you can cause damage to them.
18-06-2012 21:12 #4
Its an old wives tale that u need to prepare your nipples. They are doing what they are meant to do
18-06-2012 21:27 #5Member
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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
18-06-2012 21:37 #6
Stretchy is good.
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18-06-2012 21:42 #7
Ahhh thanks girls once again my mother is giving bad advice I think I'll just stop listening to her
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19-06-2012 07:31 #9
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!
19-06-2012 07:49 #10
The only thing you need to do is ensure good attachment from day 1.
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