Saturday, February 6, 2010

nipple crack / sore...

tengok tajuk pun ibu2 sekalian dah tau kan.. i just wanna share my experience... ye, saya sedang mengalaminya.. huhu.. sakit sungguh n ada masanya membuatkan i rasa nak quit BF.. ya Allah! kuatkan la semangatku ini..

rasanya benda ni start 2 bulan lepas.. tak pasti sebab sebenar.. tahu2 je da sakit n ada darah kat my nipple tu... selalunya ibu2 lain terjadi time BF dalam pantang kan.. lain plak dengan diriku ini.. pelik jugak la sebab sebelum ni xpernah jadi..

memang sakit especially time nak BF.. Arissa plak skarang ni kalo BF tu xreti dok diam.. badan tu mesti pusing2.. tambah2 kalo dia da ngantuk.. rasa cam ditarik2 plak.. pastu kalo kering sangat nanti confirm berdarah.. erk, kadang2 tu terlekat kat bra.. tu yang ngeri tu..

masa pergi check up Arissa, misi kata xde pape yang perlu dirisaukan.. dia pesan suruh sapu breast milk keliling nipple n aerola.. tapi cam xjalan je... sama je.. pasal darah tu, dia just suruh lap je b4 BF.. lagipun xde masalah coz darah kan a part of susu jugak kan.. bila cerita kat Mak, dia suruh sapu minyak gamat.. tapi jangan BF la takut kang 'mabuk' plak Arissa tu.. Mak pesan sapu n biarkan overnite, then bila mandi esoknye basuh bersih2.. Alhamdulillah, so far it works on my right side.. belah kiri ni je cam lambat sket nak baik.. kadang2 darah balik.. maybe sebab makan pun xpantang.. telur tu bantai je.. hehe..

sepanjang 2 bulan ni jugak la Arissa start minum FM.. tapi xbanyak pn dia minum just 3oz je, 2-3 kali sehari.. kadang tu dia xmo gak.. nak BF gak(ye, dia da pandai pilih nak bf ke fm).. tapi diriku xla kejam nak putuskan susuan.. tunggu susu full then baru bagi dia hisap.. kalo xbanyak susu laaagii sakit sebab dia akan suck dengan kuat.. pernah gak try pam.. tapi... hasilnya, keliling nipple tu berdarah n susu ada darah.. aiyak! memang pedih gila la kan.. tobat xpam dah.. btw, dah pernah beli nipple shield.. da try pakai.. malangnya, Arissa da cukup cerdik nak beza yang ori dgn yang palsu.. haha.. kalo pakai jugak, nanti dia ramas2 then gigit2 macam gigit mainan dia.. hehe..

n yang terbaru, daku da google2 n jumpa info pasal nih..
ni hasilnya..

What are they?

Breastfeeding may make your nipples sore. But cracked and bleeding nipples are not a normal side effect of breastfeeding. Nursing isn't meant to be painful — in fact, pain is a warning sign that you have a problem that needs correcting.

On occasion, you may see blood though you feel no pain. A bloody discharge from the nipples during the first week of breastfeeding may be caused by increased blood flow to the breast, along with the growth of milk-producing tissue. This is a harmless condition, and should go away without treatment in a few days.

What causes the condition?

The main cause of cracked or bleeding nipples is improper positioning of the baby at the breast. This also causes severe nipple pain. Correcting your nursing technique can substantially soothe or cure cracked nipples. Sometimes just the slightest correction of positioning will make a world of difference. *agree jugak, mayb salah position coz Arissa memang xdok diam.. kdg2 je ok ikut mood dia laa*

If your baby has thrush, you may get cracked nipples and shooting pains in the breast during or after a feeding. Thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth that results when yeast naturally present in the body grows and spreads out of control.

Your nipples could also crack or bleed because of severe dry skin, or if you have eczema. You can get an eczema-like condition on the nipples or breasts as a result of very dry air, laundry detergent residue, ointment or lotion applied to the breast, bath soap or antibacterial cleanser, powder, hair spray, deodorant, perfume, or cologne. *eczema? huhu xpenah ada la.. tapi kan, laundry detergent.. mayb jugak sebab ari tu baru tukar pakai TOP kuning.. sbelum ni guna TOP biru ok je... kena check ni*

Using a breast pump wrong can also hurt your nipples, and make them crack or bleed. Be especially careful when you pump, as certain machines and handling your breasts too roughly can injure delicate breast tissue, breaking the capillaries. Excessive suction from a breast pump has caused hemorrhages under the skin in some women. *hehe.. rsnya xsalah cara daku guna BP tu.. mayb sebab dah luka, jadi bertambah2 luka la kan..*

What should I do?

If your nipples bleed or crack, try the following:

Check your baby's positioning. A poor latch-on technique is the most common reason for this condition. Your baby should face your nipple, tummy to tummy with you. Your baby needs to open wide to take in a good mouthful of both the nipple and the areola. The best latch-on position is off-centered, with more of the areola below the nipple in your baby's mouth. Line up his nose with your nipple so that his bottom gum is far away from the base of your nipple when he opens. Your nipple should be far back in your baby's mouth.

Change positions at every feeding. This focuses the pressure of the baby's gums on a different area of the breast each time.

Nurse more frequently, but for shorter periods. Remember, the longer you go between feedings, the hungrier your baby will be — and the harder he will nurse. *camne la nak bagi shorter period.. Arissa kalo tido malam, slagi xterlena selagi tu la dia dok hisap.. kadang rasa smpai 'kempis' dh huhu.. kalo tarik jugak confem terjga balik.. kalo terlepas sindri xpe laa*

Rub a little breast milk on your nipples after each feeding and let it air dry. The milk actually helps heal them. *bak kata misi.. hehe*

Don't use soap, alcohol, lotions, or perfumes on the nipples. Bathing with clear water is all it takes to keep your breasts and nipples clean. *xpenah le plak p sapu benda2 tu... hehe*

Take painkillers. If the pain is severe, you can take a mild painkiller (acetaminophen or ibuprofen) about 30 minutes before nursing. *xde la sampai tahap ni kan.. mampu bertahan lagi nih*

For deep, painful cracks, try medical-grade modified lanolin (such as Lansinoh ) made specifically for breastfeeding mothers. Rub a small amount of the ointment on your nipples. This treatment, called "moist wound healing," relieves pain and allows the wounds to heal much faster without forming a scab. It does not need to be washed off before feedings. *ada jual x ek kat Msia nih?? ada sesape pernah try??*

If a crack or wound shows no sign of healing, check with your doctor or healthcare professional. Bacteria can get into the affected area and lead to infections like mastitis.

Will the condition affect my baby?

Babies are generally unfazed by cracked or otherwise injured nipples. Blood in the milk doesn't hurt them, and breastfeeding can continue. The main concern here is to correct the problem and allow the nipple to heal, so that nursing is once again a pleasurable experience for both you and the baby.

Can I still nurse?

Yes. Nothing in the world is more wonderful than breastfeeding your baby — but convincing a mother with cracked, bleeding nipples of this is near impossible. Getting help from a lactation consultant right away can make all the difference.

credit to Baby Center..

5 comments:

Mrs. Ishamizu said...

Laa, kesiannya..so far akk tade experience ni.

Tp yep, position kne betul ima..lg satu rajin n sll sapu ngan olive oil..utk elak skin dryness..tp klu dh luka, gamat la kot solutionnya.:)

Adlina Husaini said...

ades baca entry ni pun rasa mcm dah sakit even tak pernah merasa pengalaman ni sebab aisy taknak BF..masa pantang pam and bagi dlm botol and bersulam ngan enfalac..siannya..tp bertuah tau dapat BF anak, sgt erat hubungan tu..kuat semangat ek!

azimah said...

k.Izu,
kalo netek sambil baring je Arissa dok xdiam.. kalo sambil duduk xpe..

oh sapu olive oil ek xnk bagi kering?? nnti nak try la.. OO xpe ka kalo baby termakan? hee..

azimah said...

Ad,
tq..hehe.. lagi satu sebab dok umah.. ngada2 le plak kan kalo xbf anak.. sementara xdapat adik lagi ni, memang nak continue je.. ;D

Mrs. Ishamizu said...

Hehe klu baby nk nenen cpt2 la lap ngan warm towel..leceh sket kn..tp ala akk pon xrajin mana, wat seminggu skali masa mandi jdla ima, patu lps mandi mmg kte dry kan body kte kn..;)

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