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Breastfeeding issue

Neethu M

13th Apr 2020
01:00 PM

Hi doctor, my delivery was 14 days ago and I'm breastfeeding now. But within a week after delivery I started getting cracked nipple and swelling. I consulted my gynaec and she suggested me a nipcare ointment. Using that the dryness has reduced but the swelling is severe and it is really painful to feed my baby. I was even asked to take Taximo O 200 for a week but still there was no cure for this. I'm finding really difficulty in feeding my baby. Kindly suggest an opinion.
Also whenever I feed my baby he jus bites really hard and then starts to suck the milk which is very painful. May I know the reason for it? Is it that he is finding difficulty to suck or the position is uncomfortable? Coz as far as I know he is kept in a proper position and I've fed and also I've enough milk so there is no need to suck hard. But I don't know why he is biting hard. Kindly suggest.

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Dr. Shailesh Jain

on 13 Apr 2020 at 07:35 PM

It's the cracked nipples..which are painful.... don't hot fomentation 5 times a day.start tab amoxiclav 625 mg twice a day for 5 days.
Tab serradic P twice a day...apply oint F HEAL after u feed the baby ..and wash to before feeding next time....revert back after 5days....

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