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Any nipple preparation tips?

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bumpertobumper Mon 29-Dec-14 22:59:32

I am 34wks with DC3, and now that the xmas malarkey is out the way am thinking about the things I had pushed to the back of my mind...

So, with my first two I had really really sore cracked nipples. Apparently no problem with latch, position etc - just cracked bleeding nipples for at least a week. I figured it was a bit like blisters from new shoes, once they are healed you'll be fine. But was surprised that it was as bad with DS2 as DS1. They are 3 years apart, there is over a 4 year gap to this one so they have had time to soften up even more.

Is there anything I can do now, stuff I can put on that will 'toughen them up' before DC3 arrives...??


hotfuzzra Mon 29-Dec-14 23:50:03

I was advised to use lansinoh in the run up to it. I started using it around 37-38 weeks, and had DD at 41+6.
To be fair I've had no bleeding but it's been fecking painful at times. She's only 3 weeks so I know we're still getting the hang of it. I would recommend it.
My DM said I should use surgical spirit did not take her 33yr old advice
Good luck with no. 3!

bumpertobumper Tue 30-Dec-14 11:37:31

thanks hotfuzz, I'll get some lasinoh

WhyOWhyWouldYou Tue 30-Dec-14 12:10:36

I was always under the impression nothing could be done before hand but lanisoh is fantastic once baby is here.

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