Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Toughening up

When I first told my friend Mili I'd be starting a blog about baby stuff, she said she had a tip she wanted me to share - and I hadn't gotten around to it yet. But it relates to breastfeeding, so I think this week would be the perfect time.

Her recommendation for keeping your nipples from getting sore during breastfeeding: start while your pregnant laying out for a little bit each day (top off).

If your backyard affords you that kind of privacy, she said it toughens you up so that nursing won't end up being painful.


Photo by erin watson photography. CCL.


  1. From Aunty, via email:
    Another way to toughen up nipples prior to nursing without comando suntanning is to rub them daily when you get out of your shower with a towel.

  2. yeoooowch.
    if none of that works (or is possible) Lansinoh HPA® Brand Lanolin helps post-nursing. a little bit each day until the pain subsides is all ya need!

    and again, yeooowch.


  3. Good to know! And, yeah, I'm trying not to think too much about the ouchie part!


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