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  1. #1
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    Default painful cracked nipples

    New to the board I have been breastfeeding our son for the past 6.5 months (since birth) with very little problems. However, in the past week and 1/2 I have developed very sore, cracked nipples and are not sure how to treat them. I have been using the Lansinoh cream a bit, but not more than twice a day. Any suggestions? I have a call out to my midwife but would really like to avoid an office visit if possible.

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    Default Re: painful cracked nipples

    It's unusual to develop cracked nipples at this stage of nursing. Has your ds recently changed his nursing habits? Is he eating solids? Are you experiencing any symptoms of thrush?

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    Default Re: painful cracked nipples

    I would check for thrush also - but I would get the nipple shields from Medella in the interim. They really helped me when mine hurt.

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