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cleaning nipples pre birth

(8 Posts)
morethanithot Fri 14-Aug-09 11:45:24

it's such a silly thing, but it gives me the heebies. it's like finger nails down the black board kind of stuff.
i'm 39 weeks today, but as in first pregnancy, nipples already making stuff, which thickens and is hard to clean. it drives me really mad, as i hate the sensation of the actual clean. eeewwwwhhhhh!!! but needs must, even tho i'm not planning to breast feed, can't have gunge on nipples.
what do other people do? please say this happens to you too

MrsBadger Fri 14-Aug-09 11:50:06

quick swoosh in the shower works for me

you don't need to pick stuff out of the crevices or anything you know hmm

and even if you were planning to bf, gunge on nipples is positively beneficial - it acts a moisturiser to stop them drying out and cracking.

thatsnotmybelly Fri 14-Aug-09 11:50:23

Is it colostrum?

LuluMaman Fri 14-Aug-09 11:53:12

it is colostrum

just wash your nipples and breasts as normal, and don't poke and squeeze

why eeeew? it's just a bit of milk

you;ll produce a lot more goo and gunge from your foofoo when you deliver grin

StinkyFart Fri 14-Aug-09 12:02:26

With DS1 I had colustrum leaking from 26 weeks onwards

morethanithot Fri 14-Aug-09 12:08:47

i know it's silly, it's just the one thing i can't stand. mainly because i can see it i suppose.
i don't mind the other bits including foo foo, as i can't really see it.
i think my reactions to the leaking and producing parts of my body make me wonder whether i'm a part cyborg, or just uncomfortable in this body.

LuluMaman Fri 14-Aug-09 12:22:18

being pregnant does odd things to you doesn't it??

morethanithot Fri 14-Aug-09 12:25:21

thank God it ends sometime.
i'm counting down the last few days, hopefully not more than 14 days max to go.

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