• Treating follicles with nipple cracks

    When the nipples crack, there are severe pains, the baby can not suck the breast, the milk stagnates, the chest rusts, there is swelling - all this leads to mastitis. In such cases, treatment should be urgently started. Take a linseed or hemp seed, mash into powder, cook in fresh milk or water, and can be on wine, apply a compress to the entire breast. Change the dressing in the morning and evening until the nurse recovers. If the inflammation has passed into a purulent, you need to clear the pus. Wash your breast with boiled warm water twice a day.

    With reduction and loss of milk. Take 100 grams of dill seed, 100 grams of anise seed and a little seed of nettle, pound all together into a powder, stir with 500 grams of pure honey( do not cook).Take 1 tablespoon before lunch, during lunch and after dinner, and milk will come in abundance.

    To prevent mastitis: take parsley, cook until softened, apply compresses until the swelling passes.

    If the nipples hurt all the while feeding, perhaps they have cracks. In this case, they must be carefully examined( some mothers are extremely sensitive and suffer pain, even when their nipples are healthy).If the nipple is cracked( usually due to the fact that the child chews it and does not take the whole areola into the mouth), it is usually recommended to completely stop feeding( or reduce its duration to three minutes every eight hours) for 24-48 hours. The doctor can prescribe an ointment for the nipples. Another method is to dry the nipple, protect it from friction and ensure free air circulation. Leave the nipple open for 15 minutes after feeding. Remove the waterproof tab from the brassiere. One mother inserted a tea strainer in the cup of the bra( one that can be separated from the handle) and covered her nipple.

    To provide breast stimulation or prevent it from overflowing, milk can be expressed by hand 2 or 3 times in 24 hours. At each regular feeding the child is given another breast.

    If the state of the nipple during rest time from 12 to 48 hours noticeably improved and you do not experience pain, you can give the baby a breast( three minutes).If everything is ok, he continues to feed from this breast for a limited time - for example, no more than five minutes per each feeding on the first day, 10 minutes - in the second, 15 minutes - in the third. If the pain resumes or cracks occur again, the treatment should be repeated.

    Another way cracks treatment in nipple - allow the child to continue to feed, but through special lining. This can be less effective, since it does not give the pacifier complete rest and through the lining the child receives less milk.

    Prevention of cracks in the nipples is extremely important. In addition to massage of the nipples during pregnancy, it is necessary to prepare in advance funds that heal cracks: carotolin( dogrose oil), homeopathic ointments( arnica, marigold, St. John's wort), sea buckthorn oil. You can make yourself honeydew oil, rosehip oil or scarlet.

    At the slightest appearance of cracks it is necessary to lubricate one of these means, and thoroughly wash the oil before feeding. If the cracks are painful, gently squeeze the milk from this breast and let it rest. And feed the baby from another breast.

    Hypericum oil has remarkable wound healing properties. It is prepared as follows: in a half-liter jar pour a pack of dry St. John's wort and fill with unrefined sunflower oil so that it soaked all the grass properly and another finger on top of it was clean oil. Then cover the jar with a double layer of sterile gauze, fasten with an elastic band and put in a pan of cold water in a water bath, on a very small fire. Oil sterilize within half an hour after the water boils. Cool, cover the jar with a plastic lid over the gauze. If necessary, strain the oil directly through this gauze. Hypericum oil is impregnated with sterile bandages or napkins and applied to the nipple on which a crack is formed. On top put waxed paper, then another rag, so as not to spoil the laundry. If in the summer you manage to collect a fresh blossoming St. John's Wort, then remove from each stem leaves and flowers and fill them up to the top with a jar of dark glass. Fill the contents with unrefined sunflower oil( how much will go in), close the lid and put it in a dark place for at least three weeks. Such oil can be stored for several years and will not lose its excellent wound-healing properties. It turns out that even the Crusaders used the hunter's oil to heal the wounds! As you can see, the recipe is really tested for centuries.

    It is possible to make oil from scarlet( an age): finely cut or proverate through the meat grinder the leaves of the sage;the further manufacturing process is the same as in the hunter's oil. Rosehip oil, butter from a dry or fresh yarrow do the same way.

    You can use propolis infusion on sunflower or olive oil: for 100 g of vegetable oil take 1 tbsp.spoon with the top of grated propolis on a small metal grater, sterilized in the same way as hulled oil.

    You can buy fashion( and expensive!) Ointments, which should heal cracks. Just avoid hormonal ointments! But it is unlikely that there will be one in which the experience of "clinical" tests is measured for centuries, as in the hunter's oil. So ignore the wisdom of folk medicine is not worth it!

    Dr. D. Jarvis advises to lubricate with castor oil the navel of the newborn in case of poor healing and the nipples of the nursing mother to increase the amount of milk.

    Do not forget to rinse thoroughly with warm water and soap before rinsing, and then rinse with cold water. But if you persistently trained your nipples with a daily massage, then there's nothing to be afraid of: everything will be all right.