How To Deal With Sore And Bleeding Nipples While Breastfeeding?
Hello doctor. The doctor at this time my child is 1 year old and still breastfeeding, but recently my nipples were constantly being bitten and almost cut off, even last night the wound that had not healed was bitten again until it bled like thick bleeding and drained like from a vein. Because I am already afraid of breastfeeding again I stopped starting last night until now and at night my child is fussy because I don’t want to drink milk and water, what should I do so that my child wants to drink fluorine? R n
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Keep in mind, WHO recommends every mother to give breast milk (breast milk) to her baby until the age of 2 years or even more. The content in breast milk is known to be very good for supporting fetal growth, including preventing digestive disorders, increasing endurance, minimizing the risk of allergies, increasing intelligence, as well as increasing emotional closeness between mother and child.
Obstacles to breastfeeding caused by blisters or bleeding nipples should not be solved immediately by giving formula milk. Babies who are given formula milk, especially using inappropriate media, have the potential to experience nipple confusion. This condition can eventually make your baby no longer want to breastfeed and your milk production will slowly decrease. This is of course very unfortunate considering that you are able to produce enough breast milk.
We recommend that you do the following tips:
Express your breast milk every 2 hours, collect it in clean media and store it properly
Choose milk that is not mixed with a lot of blood, then give it to your baby using the right medium, it could be a spoon, a cup feeder, or a syringe that has been removed from the needle.
Ask your partner or close relative to help you express your baby's milk while waiting for the wound on your nipple to heal
Always clean your nipples regularly using a clean towel moistened with warm water, do it repeatedly every day
Bathe diligently, and clean the breasts well so that there is no residual dirt and blood stuck to them
Do not give drugs, ointments, or any treatment to sore nipples without the advice of a doctor
In addition, also check your complaints to the doctor so that they are given the right treatment. That way, once your nipples heal, you will be able to breastfeed your baby again.
Hope it helps ..