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08 February 2011

Caring for your breasts

Many people make a great fuss over breast care and recommend all sorts of potions and lotions. If your baby is latched correctly, breastfeeding will be painless.

Many people make a great fuss over breast care and recommend all sorts of potions and lotions. If your baby is latched correctly, you shouldn’t have any problems and breastfeeding will be painless.

  • A daily shower with warm water is all the cleaning a mother needs
  • Wash the breasts, not the nipples
  • Avoid soap as this has a drying effect on the skin and also washes off the natural softeners
  • Nipples should be kept dry
  • Avoid soggy or wet breast pads
  • Prevent cracked nipples by correctly latching and fixing the baby onto the breast
  • Wear a comfortable bra
 
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