Nipple cleft and nursing measures
Sometimes breastfeeding can also cause a small war between mother and baby, because the baby sucks and bites the skin improperly, causing nipple cracking. The novice mother blames the baby’s mischief and bites the mother’s nipple, but has to endure the pain of a knife-cut to continue breastfeeding for the healthy growth of the baby. In fact, if the nursing position is correct, cleansing care is in place, and sufficient precautions are taken, novice mothers can avoid these pains.
Local skin resistance can be enhanced by scrubbing the nipples during pregnancy. Keep your nipples and areola clean before and after each feeding. Master the correct way of nipple attachment, most of the nipple and areola should be included in the baby’s mouth during breastfeeding. Pay attention to alternating breastfeeding and breastfeeding in different ways, so that the sucking force is dispersed in different positions of the nipple and areola. After breastfeeding, gently press the baby’s jaw with the index finger, and gently interrupt the sucking, so that it will naturally spit out the nipple. After breastfeeding, squeeze some breast milk and apply it on the nipple areola. You can also apply some sheep fat cream to speed up the repair. If severe nipple cleft, you can suspend breastfeeding on the affected side for 1 to 2 days, suck breast milk, apply topical drugs to fight infection and promote epidermal growth.