my wife stop breastfeeding our baby because her nipples got wounded.. she use breast pump or sometimes squeeze her breast.. after a week, her breast got swollen on the other side and now it is near on her nipples.. i already consult a physician and they gave an antibiotic... my wife said if she take a paracetamol, the pain relieved for awhile... could a clod or hot compressed help in relieving a pain on her breast!? what could i possibly do when it happen to our house in the middle of the night!? what home treatment should i do!?
26 Feb 2012
Absolutely a compress could help. Try both one at a time and aalternating to see what helps. There is wonderful cream she can put on her nipples available at drug stores just ask for it in baby section. Also, Ibuprofen may help her pain and wont hurt baby. Look online too for home remedies for the ailment and you should find some good places to start. I would reccomend pumping alot. The milk seems to be building up and getting "old" inside the breast. I had same problem because I did not get rid of all of my milk at each feeding. Pump then feed or feed then pump etc...
27 Feb 2012
This link may help:
1 Mar 2012
This ole hippy mom agrees with all of the above, as I am sure they are all speaking from experience, as I am. What worked for me was warm compresses throught the day and expressed any milk left over after nursing and stored that in the freezer in case of emergency. My son was weird, the only time he would take a botle was if it was full of mommy's milk.
Just saying... and don't forgrt the udder butter to soften and cure cracks in poor mom's nipples.
Peace out and may everyone get a good nightsleep with a full belly,
The Happy Hippie Earth Mom
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