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    Question Nipple Question? TMI?

    I have been noticing heaps of changes in my nipples but tonight I was scratching them and chunks of skin fell off! :eek:

    they are really dry and yuck, and cracked. is this normal?


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    I had this happen at around 20 weeks. So i think it would be normal. Not sure what it's caused by though. Put lanolin on them and it should go away.

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    Are you moisturising them, Danni? I know mine shed a lot of skin so I'm exfoliating and moisturising them quite a lot and that seems to be keeping them looking OK.

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    Danni - my nipples changed heaps when I was pregnant. I can remember being amazed at how dark they went! Neil called them "big chocolate buddies".
    Mine didn't go dry but maybe it's a good idea to grab some lansinoh... you'll need it for BFing later anyway so a big tube would be a good investment. You can also use it to lanolise soakers if you get some to go with your nappies

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    Oh, also when you shower, don't wash your boobs with soap, just use water, as the soap will also dry them out.

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    Just a question - do you have to use lanolin or does vitamin e cream or another moisturiser work just as well?

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    I used Lanolin cream starting at about 20 weeks pregnant - i found it really helped i didn't end up with cracked nipples.

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