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January 25th, 2012, 10:48 PM
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One of my nipples HURTS! It's really bad when he first latches on then after a minute its tolerable but I'm getting frustrated because this has been going on for a week. My nipple has a crack kinda looks like a piece of it is coming off, I don't know how else to describe it. Would this be called a fissure? I don't think we have thrush and it doesn't look infected. I can see new skin forming but every time he nurses it looks open again. I have really been paying attention to his latch, it looks perfect to me and there is no pain on the right side. The LC told me to use apno and that seems to be helping- it hurts way less than it did the first couple of days. I have been nursing more on the right and pumping to make up for it on the left. I feel like its never going to heal and I dread feeding on the hurt side I used a shield tonight but I don't want to use it for very long...

Help? My LC isn't back on the office until friday.
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January 25th, 2012, 11:17 PM
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It is likely going to take some time to heal but one of the best things to do is to nurse in different positions on that side. Try side lying, football hold, etc to try to relieve some of the pressure on that spot. Glad to hear you are using APNO and want to add to keep them wet with lanolin. Nipples need wet healing instead of dry healing.

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January 25th, 2012, 11:19 PM
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I've been having a lot of nipple pain too. I've been told that changing positions can help. The last few times I've fed Zevi I've expressed some milk (by hand) and rubbed it on the nipple then let it air dry. Already noticing a difference.

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January 26th, 2012, 12:46 AM
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I agree with the other ladies, lanolin and breastmilk are great!

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January 26th, 2012, 04:24 AM
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The apno is great and I found it to work better than the lanolin bc it has an anti inflammatory in it. You have to be really deligent about using it, but it will get better. If you had thrush, you would have pain on both sides (as long as you were putting the baby to both breasts) since it is spread from mouth to breast. I'd put the lanolin on before getting into the shower-the stream of water can hurt so bad!

Ditto to what the ladies said about changing positions, too. Good luck-I know how much it hurts!

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January 26th, 2012, 06:25 AM
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I actually did have a fissure on my right nipple and I used lansinoh and breastmilk. But I also gave that side a 2 day nursing break and pumped instead to give it time to heal. Also, I did use some triple antibiotic ointment on it as well. The LC said it was okay to use and I didn't need to wipe it before nursing as long as it was completely absorbed. The nipple shield actually caused more tissue damage to me because Charlie was able to suck the nipple in and out of his mouth and it damaged the surrounding tissue. The LC said that they really have to fit perfectly because that can happen with the shields. Don't get me wrong, I love what shields can do because it absolutely saved my nursing with Marina. I knew the shields wasn't working this time because my pain was the same whether I used the shield or not. Hope that helps!

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