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    Default Cracked nipple for 4 months won’t heal

    Hi ladies,
    Like it says on the box, I’ve had a cracked nipple for the last 4 months. It started when I went back to work and started pumping not realising I had vastly wrong shield sizes. It traumatised the area, and ever since it’s been a cycle of it being opened up again every time I feed or pump. Sometimes it’s a little better (read: not agony for the hour following using it) but it’s really wearing me down. I’ve tried a combo antibiotic/antifungal/anti inflammatory cream from the dr to no avail, tried lanolin now trying Vaseline. Bepanthen cracked nipple cream gave me a rash.
    Anyone else had this and found something that healed it?
    Also anyone else dried off/ really reduced one side and managed to up supply again?
    Thanks

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    ive seen a womens health physil for laser treatment to cracked nipples to heal quickly

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    Sounds painful! Have you tried breastmilk and letting it air dry? I would give it a break for 24hrs from the pump and just hand express and apply breast milk to the area. I’m not a LC, but that’s what I would do.
    Give the ABA a call and see what they think.


 

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