Fissures are small tears in the skin of the breasts and nipples. As a rule, they appear during breastfeeding. Cracks are quite painful and give a lot of difficult minutes for young mothers. But cracks can be prevented and existing cracks can be cured.
One of the most common causes of breast cracks is inappropriate grip on the nipple during breastfeeding. Therefore, in order to avoid cracks, it is necessary to learn how to properly hold and attach the baby to the breast.When feeding with the left breast, it is necessary to hold the baby with the right hand, pressing the lower part of his body with the forearm. Place your palm under the child's cheek. In this case, the base of the baby's neck should rest on the membrane between the index and thumb. Make sure your baby is almost horizontal with his belly, hips and chest pressed against your body.
Support your chest with your left hand with your thumb on top and the rest on the bottom. All fingers should be far enough away from the nipple areola. When approaching the breast, the baby's head should be slightly thrown back, and the nipple should point to his sky. Move the nipple over the baby's upper lip and make him open his mouth wide. Try to get the baby to capture not only the nipple, but also as much of the areola as possible. Right breastfeeding is analogous.
If you already have cracks, use medication. Most of the medicines used to treat cracked breasts include the B vitamin dexapanthenol. There are several effective drugs that successfully cope with this problem: - bepanten - cream and ointment; - panthenol spray; - kornegregel; - drugs containing lanolin. All these funds are used according to a single algorithm - they must be applied to the skin of the nipples after each feeding …
Take "air baths" regularly - leave your breasts naked 3-4 times a day for 15-25 minutes. Use pads between your nipple and bra. Try to choose quality products, as excess moisture on the nipples leads to cracking. Never use alcohol-based products on nipple wounds - this will further dry out the skin.
Take advantage of the "folk" methods of treating cracks. Grate the apple on a fine grater and mix with a little fat or butter. Place on the nipples, place cotton wool or bandage on top and secure with adhesive tape. Lubricate the nipples after each feeding with Kalanchoe juice. The juice can be simply squeezed onto the wounds or applied as a gauze bandage. Crush the roots of the scepter mullein. Prepare freshly squeezed carrot juice. Lubricate the nipples with juice, and then sprinkle with the resulting powder. Lubricate your breasts with sea buckthorn oil immediately after feeding.