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What causes redness on nipple post child delivery?

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: Hi I just delivered a baby ten days back and I just noted my nipple centre part is red colour looks like dry blood .Whether it could be a sign of serious problem and it is lightly paining
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Answered by Dr. S Patra (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sore nipple. Need proper care.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

According to your information, it is mostly suggestive of cracked or sore nipple, associated with bacterial or fungal infection.

Following things could be helpful to solve your problem:

1) Let your baby self-latch and need proper position during breast feeding.

2) Nipple shields are often recommended to protect sore nipples during feedings.

3) Proper cleaning of breast and nipple area with lukewarm water before and after each breast feeding. Use comfortable breast support.

4) Use ice-pack around nipple area and apply prescribed anti-bacterial ointment. Painkiller is also required.

Kindly, consult with your treating doctor for clinical examination and complete prescription.

Hope, it helps for your information. You can close the discussion if you don't have any other query.

Wish your good health and take care yourself.

Regards,
Dr S Patra

For future query, you can directly approach me through

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=63326
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Follow up: Dr. S Patra (1 hour later)
Is it some thing dangerous .Nipple is not so painful .Will my baby taking milk properly .It is a common issue or why it is happening
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Answered by Dr. S Patra (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sore nipple is quite common problem. Need proper care.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for follow up query.

Sore nipple is quite common thing during breast feeding. It is NOT dangerous thing but you need proper treatment and adequate breast care.

Yes, your baby can take your breast milk. However, you should maintain proper position and hygiene during breast feeding.

It is mostly due to bacterial infection or improper care. Follow previous suggestive measures to solve your problem.

Hope, I have answered your query. All the best and good luck.

Regards,
Dr S Patra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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What causes redness on nipple post child delivery?

Brief Answer: Sore nipple. Need proper care. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us. According to your information, it is mostly suggestive of cracked or sore nipple, associated with bacterial or fungal infection. Following things could be helpful to solve your problem: 1) Let your baby self-latch and need proper position during breast feeding. 2) Nipple shields are often recommended to protect sore nipples during feedings. 3) Proper cleaning of breast and nipple area with lukewarm water before and after each breast feeding. Use comfortable breast support. 4) Use ice-pack around nipple area and apply prescribed anti-bacterial ointment. Painkiller is also required. Kindly, consult with your treating doctor for clinical examination and complete prescription. Hope, it helps for your information. You can close the discussion if you don't have any other query. Wish your good health and take care yourself. Regards, Dr S Patra For future query, you can directly approach me through http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=63326