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#1 minidiamond

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:02 PM

Ouchie ! I was just about to feed 16wko DS and noticed a line of blood across his cheek - before realising it was coming from the end of my nipple where hed brushed against it. He's been a bit fiddly while feeding but tbh I didn't notice any cracking or major soreness. It kept bleeding just a bit while I fed him on the other side (only a drop at a time ) then a drop of milk appeared so I guess it's right in the duct ?

What should I put on it and is it ok to feed him that side ?

Thanks in advance

Edited by Liltuss, 30 November 2012 - 12:07 PM.

#2 José

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

When establishing feeding with my DS  I had a grazed nipple which bled a little. Lactation consultant said it was still ok to feed from that side. She also recommended lansinoh- spelling may be wrong. It's a lanolin ointment.

#3 sakura73

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

Best remedy is breast milk - rub a little in to the crack/ duct.

Lansinoh is also good.

#4 minidiamond

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

Thanks I have some lansinoh from the early days just want sure if ok on an "open" wound

#5 librablonde

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

Ouch Liltuss!!!! You poor thing sad.gif

#6 minidiamond

Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

Thanks LB ! Thankfully we are past the previous feeding problems I had this one just came out of the blue. Although now DS tends to get distracted and wants to know what's going on around him while feeding ! He's a little wriggler

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