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Cracked Nipples and Breastfeeding

Cracked Nipples and Breastfeeding

One of the most common breastfeeding problems among new moms is cracked nipples and sore nipples. Often, this occurs when a baby latches to the areola incorrectly during nursing. Learn more about the causes of nipple pain in this health tip!

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Baby's First Bottle

Wait until your baby is hungry to give them their first bottle. Also, let someone else give them the first one. Your baby will smell that the breast they love is nearby.

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Best Bottle Nipples for Babies

Nipples are sold in various sizes. A nipple that's too big causes formula to flow faster, which can cause gas and spit up. A nipple that's too small causes the baby to suck hard and not get enough to eat.

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Best Breastfeeding Positions

Whether you use the cradle, the cross cradle, or one of many other breastfeeding positions, make sure their shoulders and hips are facing towards you.

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Best Ways to Wean

The keyword is gradual. Begin by replacing your breastmilk with pumped milk or formula, or with solid food for an older baby. Also, you can cut down the time spent breastfeeding, or postpone feeding by distracting the baby.

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Breast Milk Storage

Pumping your milk allows you to build up a reserve in case you need to go away unexpectedly. Store milk in the refrigerator for 72 hours or in the freezer for 3 months. It's best to put your milk in glass or plastic feeding bottles with a secure top.

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Breast Milk Supply and Demand

Breast milk works on a supply and demand basis. The less you nurse, the less milk will be produced. A brand new mother may find that supplementing too soon will dry up the milk supply.

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Caring for Cracked Nipples

Some new moms experienced cracked nipples or chapped nipples when they breastfeed a newborn. Sore nipples can be healed with treatments ranging from lanolin ointment to a modified baby latch.

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Clogged Milk Duct

Some nursing moms experience painful breast lumps. Usually, this is due to a clogged milk duct, a condition which happens when breast milk doesn't drain fully. In this health tip, we'll look at unclogging milk ducts to make breastfeeding easier.

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Cracked Nipples and Breastfeeding

One of the most common breastfeeding problems among new moms is cracked nipples and sore nipples. Often, this occurs when a baby latches to the areola incorrectly during nursing. Learn more about the causes of nipple pain in this health tip!

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Freezing Breast Milk

Breast milk may look different when you store it. Freezing destroys some of the antibodies in milk, but it's still healthier than formula. To thaw, place the container in warm water, run it under warm water or place in refrigerator overnight.

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