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Monika Hearne, M.D., Board Certified OB/GYN
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Hi there, i am currently breastfeeding my 11 week old son and

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Hi there, i am currently breastfeeding my 11 week old son and recently one nipple hurts slightly while feeding and has got some dry skin on and feels crusty. Is this to do with breastfeeding? I checked symptoms for mastitis and i dont think its that. Can u reccommend anything?

Please reply asap
Many thanks
louise
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Owen replied 4 years ago.

Dr Owen :

Hello

Dr Owen :

Well it could be mastitis too and you should get this checked and if you have mastitis continue to breast feed or pump the milk from that side and you will need an antibiotic such as Keflex or Dicloxicillin.

Dr Owen :

Also, this could just be that the baby made you 'raw' and if you are NOT letting out additional milk and apply it to the nipple after each time you breast feed, you should.

Dr Owen :

Also, you should also apply Lanolin to the breasts after each time you breast feed, and then wipe off the lanolin before you breast feed again.

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