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Thread: Help -- Nipple Creasing

  1. #11
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    Default Re: Help -- Nipple Creasing

    it sounds like a crack!
    Thoose are painfull!
    Heres more info:
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...lehealing.html

    is she using anything on the nipple besides the tea bag?
    ITs ok to to take what ever the doctor said is ok for pain!

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Help -- Nipple Creasing

    I'm confused - is it a crack?

    Or is baby folding the nipple to slow down the flow of milk?

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    Default Re: Help -- Nipple Creasing

    vane I hadn't thought of that... etheir way I think you would treat it like a crack if its raw and painfull..
    What do you think?

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    Default Re: Help -- Nipple Creasing

    Treat the sore nipple like a crack. I recommend Healin' Hollers Healing Salve. Absolutely the best stuff ever!

    I am wondering if there is more than one thing going on.

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...lehealing.html

    • intense nipple or breast pain that occurs from birth, lasts throughout the feeding, or is not improved with better latch-on and positioning
    • sudden onset of nipple pain after a period of pain-free nursing
    • cracked nipples
    • nipples that are itchy and/or burning and that may appear pink or red, shiny, or flaky and/or have a rash and tiny blisters; nipples may also appear normal
    • shooting pains in the breast during or after a feeding if the yeast has invaded the milk ducts
      nipple or breast pain with correct use of an automatic electric breastpump
    • a vaginal yeast infection
    These are symptoms of thrush - a yeast infection. Thrush may be complicating other problems? Thrush is EXTREMELY painful - worse than giving birth.

    Does your baby do any of these things?
    • Gag, choke, strangle, gulp, gasp, cough while nursing as though the milk is coming too fast
    • Pull off the breast often while nursing
    • Clamp down on the nipple at let-down to slow the flow of milk
    • Make a clicking sound when nursing
    • Spit up very often and/or tend to be very gassy
    • Periodically refuse to nurse
    • Dislike comfort nursing in general
    These are symptoms of over-active letdown reflex (OALD). More about OALD:

    Some babies may clamp down on or fold over the nipple during feeding as a means to slow the flow of milk down, especially if mother also has a forceful letdown (see below). Often the nipple will be white at the end of the feeding and/or creased and feedings will probably be painful. The baby may periodically refuse to nurse due to his frustration at "keeping up with the milk
    http://www.llli.org/FAQ/pain.html
    Last edited by @llli*vanne; November 29th, 2007 at 07:20 PM.

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