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Sore spot inside nipple!

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Son72 Sat 12-Jul-08 21:16:25

I have been feeding for 9 weeks. For the last 5 weeks one nipple (which is inverted) is very sore. When my baby sucks on the nipple to bring it out I can see a small red hole?? about the size of the end of a matchstick which I think is the casuse of the discomfort. Has anyone any advise as to how to heal this sore?

Many thanks

avenanap Sun 13-Jul-08 20:56:15

Ohh, that sounds so painful. Some nipple shields can help, they sell them in boots. What have you put on it?

Son72 Mon 14-Jul-08 08:57:25

Hi, I've have used shields and am trying to do without also my baby doesn't always latch when they are on. I'm also using Calendula cream to help heal however yesterday I started a course of anti-b's which I hope will sort things out finally!

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