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“After about a week of breastfeeding I had sore,...”

Written on: 10/06/2006 by Moochly (11 reviews written)

Good Points
Makes breastfeeding possible!

Bad Points
Can make other skin itchy, but that might just be me!

General Comments
After about a week of breastfeeding I had sore, cracked, bleeding nipples and begged my mum to get me something to help, so off she went in search of Lanolin. She didn't find any, so came back with Kamillosan Nipple cream instead.

It's great! It took 1 application to heal the cracks, and 2 days to stop the soreness. Rub a small amount on after each feed to keep you from getting sore.

The only bad thing I found was that if I got any on my normal skin it did cause a bit of an itchy rash, but I'm an itchy kind of person anyway, so that might just be me.

I think midwives/health visitors ought to recommend some sort of cream as standard, as many people I have spoken to have given up breastfeeding as a result of the soreness, and they aren't even aware that these creams are available!

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