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January 8th, 2014, 11:34 AM
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So in February of 13 I was nursing my son and I ended up with splits almost all the way around the nub part of my nipples. He was 14 months old an quit nursing soon after. I got pregnant near right away and had my baby girl in December. The slices healed but the one on my right nipple just opened back up. This is not good because I plan to nurse (and pump when I go back to work) for a long while yet. I keep slathering on the lanolin but I am wondering if anyone has used skin glue? I haven't researched it yet I figured I would ask here first.
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January 9th, 2014, 05:35 AM
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Can you see a lactation consultant? I would have latch assessed and fit for flange size for a pump. It sounds like there may be some kind of infection going on that needs to be treated as well. If you are interested in seeing a LC I can recommend someone if you tell me your location. I'm a LC btw.
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January 9th, 2014, 09:15 AM
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Yes-- see and LC and i would try to get some triple nipple ointment from your dr (script for a compounding pharmacy) or try some neosporin on it and wipe off before feeding. I had DD bite me (she was 2.5yo old) and it would NOT heal. After a month of agony, the LLL said to put the triple nipple ointment on it as much as i can and after putting that on a dozen times a day or so, in days it got better!
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January 10th, 2014, 12:54 PM
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I ditto the LC to try to figure out why you keep getting splits/cuts. I had a similar issue and did result to using the skin glue or liquid bandage. It worked for a brief time and then it would come off as he nursed. He was not quite 1 when they started, so I, like you, was willing to try anything to keep nursing.
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January 14th, 2014, 03:15 PM
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Thanks ladies. I will ask about the tripple nipple ointment. I am also going to get skin glue. I am using Neosporin but when she nurses it just opens the wound. Her latch is good so I don't know why they opened up again.

I am thinking about bottle feeding and hand expressing until I can get them healed. The pain is almost unbearable.

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Can you see a lactation consultant? I would have latch assessed and fit for flange size for a pump. It sounds like there may be some kind of infection going on that needs to be treated as well. If you are interested in seeing a LC I can recommend someone if you tell me your location. I'm a LC btw.
My pump flange is too big for sure. I use a manual though...do they make them smaller?

I am in Sewickley, PA just outside Pittsburgh.
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January 15th, 2014, 08:49 AM
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It depends on what type of manual pump you are using. If it's a Medela pump, you have 6 different flange sizes. If you are using a Hygeia, they have 4 different flange sizes. If you it's another brand of pump, they probably don't have any additional flange sizes. I will get the LCs contact information and send you PM. She is very close to you and can do home visits if needed.
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