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  1. #1
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    Question Itchy nipples?

    My DD is a week away from 9 mo old and I have cracked nipples again, they're white and hard and itchy. What's going on? I've had to pump more than nurse because one side starts to bleed if I let DD nurse too much in a day. I put milk on the nipples after pumping and nursing most of the time and I've been trying to use Lansinoh ointment as well.
    Addison Nicole changed my world on June 21, 2011
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    Default Re: Itchy nipples?

    Thrush? Itchy, cracked, and white discoloration gives you a trifecta of classic symptoms.
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    Default Re: Itchy nipples?

    How do I make it go away? Can she still drink the milk? What if i froze bags of it? Is there a way to be 100% sure it'd thrush?
    Addison Nicole changed my world on June 21, 2011
    12:33 pm
    7 lb 4 oz
    19"


    EBF 11.5 months!

    Sadie Lynn completed our family on August 7, 2013
    12:46 pm
    8 lb (even)

    20.5"

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    Default Re: Itchy nipples?

    I was thinkiong maybe thrush too, if they're itchy. Yes, she can still drink the milk, but you both need to be treated for it - go and see your GP or lactation consultant, and in the mean time check out the info pages on the LLL site x
    Diane

    Mummy to Edward 24 months and still nursing and with no2 !l

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