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#1 of 4 Old 08-03-2009, 02:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My nipples are chapped and sore...and my baby's not even out yet! I haven't ever really dealt with this before...anyone have any suggestions? I try not to use Lanolin b/c its not vegan, but I've been using it anyway. It's not doing much. Other suggestions?

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Soothies Pads! They are WONDERFUL! You can also use coconut or olive oil for now.

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Are they really chapped, or just crusty with leaked colostrum? If I notice that my nipples are feeling kind of crusty, I take a long shower or bath to soak them first, then rub the crust off gently, and find that they're soft again for the next few days.

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Earth Mama Angel Baby makes a vegan nipple cream. I've never used it, but I've used some of their other products and they're great.
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