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Name: mwigington
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My daughter is 14 months old and we breastfeed, day and night. She has not really slowed down at all, the night feedings have actually picked up. However the problems is around a year my left breast got really sore. The pain started at the breast and now it is just in the nipple and is slightly cracked. This is the 3rd time since she has turned 1. I really enjoy nursing her, but I can no longer stand the pain.
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Name: Michele Cook | Date: Aug 20th, 2005 8:06 PM
Lanolin cream always helped me when I had any problems with dry or sore nipples. Hope it helps!!

Name: Michelle | Date: Aug 21st, 2005 10:12 PM
I have been struggling for the past 6 weeks with a variety of issues. However, I'm still sticking with it. I've seen a lactation consultant 5 times now to help me! I think that "sore nipples" is truely a broad statement and can be caused by a number of things. For example, I've had cracked, bleeding, plugged ducts, swollen areolas, chapped, itching, vasospasms and allergic reaction to a nipple cream over the past 6 weeks. Just when one thing seems to get better, something else happens.

For the cracks and sores on your nipples, use "Polysporin" rather than "Neosporin" (advice from lact. consult.). Polysporin doesn't have to be wiped off. I used Neosporin and it started to heal the cracks really fast. You just have to wipe it off really good before breastfeeding or pumping. I did this before talking to the lact. consultant. :-\ The lactation consultant suggested to put Olive Oil on a cotton ball and put it directly on the nipple (under a nursing pad). That has been a HUGE help. I also used Lansinoh cream (lanolin) with the olive oil. However just recently I purchased "MotherLove" brand nipple cream, which is awesome. It has olive oil, marshmallow root and some other natural things that help sooth and make your nipples soft/supple. If you get "vasospasms" after nursing, put a warm compress on your breasts and nipples for about 15 - 20 minutes and try to avoid anything that may make you cold. The Vasospasms are no joke...they hurt like crazy (shooting pains through your breasts). These are caused by a poor latch.

Hope this helps. 

Name: sabrina | Date: Aug 21st, 2005 11:36 PM
this is hard work 

Name: abril | Date: Sep 14th, 2005 2:06 AM
hi every body! 

Name: tamsyn | Date: Sep 18th, 2005 9:19 PM
my son is 2 and still enjoys feeding in day when he needs it. I had a few problems with thrush which was really sore but got cream from doctor and also got sore from when i fed him at night think he was'nt on right? apparently they get damaged easily! but i would see your doctor just in case but lanisoh cream was great early on. we cut out night feeds at 18 months gradually and dad settled him more but day time we still enjoy it and i would join la leche league group if not already as that helped. Good luck 

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