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Suggest treatment for sore nipples while breastfeeding

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Dr. Raju A.T

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: Hi Doctor
my One month old daughter- who's belly button is not healing properly.
Changed 2-3 powders as recommended by different doctors. but no impovement. it heals for some time & again there is wound.

And secondaly
My wife has severe pain in nipples when baby sucks her milk. please suggest on this. Thanks

Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please attach the image

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your query.

You can ask your wife to apply NipCare ointment for nipples. The pain could be due to cracks in the nipple. A waxy moisturizer would help in healing of the nipple cracks and soothe the skin over the nipples.

Please attach an image of your daughter's belly button, only after having a look I would be able to comment on.

Waiting for your response,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Raju A.T 35 hours later
please find belly button image.
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 2 days later
Brief Answer:
It should heal

Detailed Answer:

Sorry for the delay in reponding.

There is no active abscess or discharge from the umbilicus.

If there is a active discharge of pus or painfull for the baby on touch, consult a surgeon.

Otherwise it may heal on its own.

Only concern is that it may leave a protruding naval.

Hope, I answered your query.

Wish you good health.


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