While you are establishing feeding, you may find that your nipples become sore or cracked. Breast feeding is the most natural way to feed a baby, and it is generally agreed that it is best for the baby and mother too. Breast milk contains all the nutrients a new baby needs, and also helps to build up a baby’s antibodies to fight infection. The first two days the baby will receive colostrum rather than milk. This thick, yellowish fluid is full of antibodies that will protect the child for the first few weeks of life. The production of milk is switched on by a hormone, prolactin, produced by a gland in the mother’s brain.
Most mothers get confused what to do. When the baby suck breast more frequently and longer, breast nipple become cracked and sore. Here we have some useful fast effective tips for this problem. But if the problem persists, or gets worse, consult your midwife or doctor.
Best Natural Tips for Sore and Cracked Breast Nipples
Your Own Breast Milk
Yes! Your own breast milk is the best healer for your sore and cracked nipples. Just apply the milk and leave it to dry. Within 4-5 application you can get rid from this problem naturally because your own breast milk is the best fighter against infections.
Castor (Arand) Leaves
Boil 4-5 arand leaves in water and when it becomes lukewarm wash your breast with this boiled water. Now cover your breasts with warm arand leaves and wear your bra. Within 2-3 applications sore and cracked nipples problem will be solved.
Egg White, Camphor, Glycerin and Honey
Blend all the ingredients in equal quantity until it becomes in ointment form. Apply a thin layer of this ointment two times during the day. This tip is very much effective for all kind of sore and cracked skin.
Sesame Seeds Oil
Boil and burn 25 g onion in 10 g sesame seeds oil after that burn 25 g neem fresh leaves in it. Now place it to cool and mix 35 g petroleum jelly in it to make an ointment. Apply this ointment on sore and cracked nipples to get rid from this problem naturally.
Apple Seeds Paste
Make a thick paste with apple seeds and apply this paste on sore or cracked nipples for 30-40 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water. Best and fast effective tip for cracked skin.
Watermelon Seeds Paste
Make a paste with raw seeds of watermelon and few drops of rosewater. Apply this paste on sore and cracked nipples before going to sleep and leave it overnight. Next morning wash with lukewarm water. Best and fast effective natural tip for cracked and sore skin problem.
Camphor with Chamomile Oil
Mix 4-5 pinches of camphor with 4-5 drops of chamomile oil and apply it on affected area for 30-40 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water. Cooling effects of camphor and healing effects of chamomile is very much effective to repair damaged skin cells.
Banyan Tree Gum and Calotropis (aak tree) Milk
Make a paste with banyan tree gum and calotropis tree milk. Apply this paste quickly on affected area for 15-20 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. Banyan tree gum and calotropis tree milk are best to produce new skin cells and cure skin from damaging.
Banana and Cucumber Peels Paste
Make a paste with banana and cucumber peels. Apply this paste for 15-20 minutes after every feeding to cure the problem. Skin repair quality of banana and cucumber is fast effective natural tip to repair damaged skin tissues.
Gum Berry and Pumpkin Seeds Paste
Make a paste with 4-5 Gum Berry (Lasora) and 8-10 pumpkin seeds kernels. Apply this paste on effected area for 30-40 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. Daily make the fresh paste to apply. Within 2-3 days sore and cracked nipples problem will be solved.