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    Default Nipple Problems

    Looking for some help for a friend this is what she wrote:

    Eek! I just noticed my LO had some blood on his cheek, so I unlatched him and I see that my nipple is bleeding! I did notice pain the past few days (only while nursing or when it rubbed on my bra) and it looked like a milk blister, but now it looks like a blood blister (I just unlatched him again). What is this and how do I stop the pain/make it go away!? =(
    Last edited by @llli*MeganBeth; May 31st, 2011 at 06:05 PM.


    ~Meg~
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    Xander (01/19/07) nursed for 30 months
    Liam (12/12/09) still nursing through the night and in the mornings!
    Sebastian (7/29/12) my newest little nursling who graciously shares his milk with big brother!


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    Default Re: Nipple Problems

    He's 8mo and is working on 4 teeth at the same time.


    ~Meg~
    Wife to Ray (09/07/07)and Mama to:
    Xander (01/19/07) nursed for 30 months
    Liam (12/12/09) still nursing through the night and in the mornings!
    Sebastian (7/29/12) my newest little nursling who graciously shares his milk with big brother!


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    Default Re: Nipple Problems

    A lot of times when babies are teething, they alter their latch, and that can easily cause a blister. Blisters are painful, but generally if mom watches the baby's latch and makes sure she gets the best one every time, they heal in about a week or even less. In addition, mom can try some most healing techniques, like covering the blister with some lanolin ointment, or she can use a mix of 1% hydrocortisone cream and Bacitracin antibiotic ointment to combat inflammation and infection. One thing she does not have to worry about is the blood hurting the baby. Bloody milk looks kind of gross, but it is fine for the baby to consume it.

    Hope she heals quickly! And let us know if she continues to experience problems.
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    ~ Megan

    Mommy to Alex (born 2/27/11) and Katie (born 3/31/14)

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    Thanks ladies.

    And nice rl name Mek


    ~Meg~
    Wife to Ray (09/07/07)and Mama to:
    Xander (01/19/07) nursed for 30 months
    Liam (12/12/09) still nursing through the night and in the mornings!
    Sebastian (7/29/12) my newest little nursling who graciously shares his milk with big brother!


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    Default Re: Nipple Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*MeganBeth View Post
    And nice rl name Mek
    Agreed. Glad you spell it the right way!
    ~ Megan

    Mommy to Alex (born 2/27/11) and Katie (born 3/31/14)

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