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I'm PG with DD3, due pretty soon.<br><br>
I haven't nursed for about 13 months now. I noticed several months ago that my nipples were so dry that I could pick dead skin off of them (not the areola, but the nipple-part). I did that a few times thinking that getting the dead skin off would encourage new, softer skin to form. It hasn't.<br><br>
Recently, I started thinking that starting off with a newborn and dry nipples might be a bad way to start. Might they crack? or worse? I've never had any problems with nursing aside from a little exema after they got teeth.<br><br>
I've started putting lanisoh on them when I remember (every other night or so).<br><br>
Is there anything else I should be doing?<br><br>
I did nothing to "prepare my nipples" for nursing with DD1, but they were not dry like this! With DD2, I was still nursing DD1, so I felt no need to do anything different.<br><br>
Any suggestions?<br>
Thanks!<br>
--LEE
 

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that should be good enough. I have the same problem but I'm not doing anything about it. I'm gonna let my milk be the moisterizer once baby is born.
 

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I thought mine were dry too, but I read somewhere that since colostrum may be making a small apprearance at this point, some can find its way out and dry on the nipples. I can't manually squeeze any out yet, but I did notice my not so frequent nurslings surprised when the latch on (maybe they taste something there)? My milk disappeared at 4 months so it's been a while since they had mama milk. TMI ahead... (I tried to taste myself to see if I could taste something different, but I can't really tell)
 

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I was also thinking about dried colostrum. Mine look dry but it is dried colostrum on there. It has been that way for a few months.
 

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It's definately dried out dead skin, not colostrum.<br><br>
I'm glad nobody seems to think it's a problem. I'll mention it to the MW if I remember. (Yesterday and today, my hemoroids have been so bad, I couldn't care less about the nipple issues. . . )<br><br>
Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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Try washing your bras and tanks in natural, scent free laundry soap, and extra since. Perhaps you are dry from the residue.<br><br>
I'd just rub on some organic extra virgin olive oil, which i've been known to do when the months get colder and everything gets dried out!
 

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I had dry nipples during pregnancy. And I haven't had the slightest problem with them since the babe was born.
 
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