Air Dry After Feeding

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How can I prevent cracked nipples from breastfeeding?

Air Dry After Feeding

In the early postpartum period or until her nipples toughen, the breastfeeding mother should air dry them after each nursing to prevent them from cracking, which can lead to infection. If her nipples do crack, the mother can coat them with breast milk or other natural moisturizers to help them heal. Vitamin E oil and lanolin are commonly used, although some babies may have allergic reactions to them.

   

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