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Old 10-30-2006, 08:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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After three years of BFing, I had to wean Jared due to my health...long story...

That has gone okay, but here is my TMI question for those of you have have weaned a baby?

What are your nipples like post weaning? It has only been three weeks exactly, but the tips of my nipples are hard and rough, almost like a white scab on top. They don't hurt at all. Just aren't soft and don't look like my nipples ever have??

Will they go back to normal? When!!?? TIA!!!
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:45 PM
 
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I know what you are talking about.
My son is not fully weaned but has really cut back a lot and I too noticed that "dead skin" layer on the tips of my nipples.
I have noticed that soaking in a very warm tub and then GENTLY rubbing the tips has exfoliated a lot of that layer of dead skin/callous/whatever you want to call it.
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Thanks! Bummer I had hysterectomy on October 4th and can't do tubby for 2 months, but I will let a hot wet washclothes steam them when I am in the shower. Thanks!!!
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You are welcome...
And on a side note...since I started doing this, what a difference I've seen...the skin underneath is soft and supple and new-looking.
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I had this too. My son weaned just shy of his 3rd birthday. I just sort of picked off the dead skin.

Anyone know how long I will produce milk. I can still get a little out if I squeeze, and it's been over 2 months. It looks different than it did when DS was nursing too. Is that normal?
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