Cracked feet: how to heal them and how to prevent them from happening
The cracks in the pezones appear especially during the first weeks of maternal lactation, because the baby does not suckle in an adequate way. It can be suspected that the baby is sucking incorrectly when she stops having it and her foot is squashed, increasing the probability that the next day there will be cracks and bleeding.
To cure broken and bleeding feet, you must continue breastfeeding, however, you must check if the baby is doing it correctly. It is important that maternal lactation continues despite this situation, since the use of maternal milk on the pezones is an excellent natural remedy to heal them.
If the baby has candidiasis in the mouth, it is also called sapito or cotton, you can have a transmission of the hongo candida albicans from the baby’s mouth there were the pezones of the mother, causing candidiasis in the sine. Faced with this situation, the pain in the feet continues, manifesting itself as a deep burning during the first minutes of lactation, and remains until after the baby finishes eating. But this pain can arise again whenever the baby comes to suction, making it very uncomfortable for the woman. Know more about el sapito or algodoncillo in babies.
How to cure broken pezones
To cure the cracks in the feet more quickly, whenever the baby finishes eating, it is necessary to put a few drops of the mother’s own milk On the feet, it must be allowed to dry naturally because the milk is very hydrating and contains all that the skin needs to heal the sole.
However, the doctor can also recommend the application of a thin layer of a ointment called lanolin in the pezones to finish breastfeeding. This ointment can be bought in any pharmacy, but it must be removed with a cotton soaked in water before the baby eats.
Stay in the air for 15 minutes daily, while breastfeeding is also an excellent way to protect the pezones and fight the cracks, but the most suitable time to expose yourself in this way to the sun is in the morning before 10 am or after at 4 pm, because it is necessary to be without sunscreen.
In the bathroom, just put water and soap in the sinuses, sequels with a soft towel, then place the lactation discs inside the holder because this helps to keep the feet more comfortable and dry, preventing infections.
What should not be placed in the pezones
It is contraindicated to put alcohol, merthiolate or any other disinfectant substance on the babies during the breastfeeding phase, to avoid harming the baby. It is also not recommended to use bepanthen, glycerin or vaseline.
When there are alterations as inherited in the babies, what should be done is to continue giving him maternal breastfeeding, taking care to verify that the baby is breastfeeding in the correct position. It is only necessary to put a lanolin ointment on the feet of the mother’s feet, which helps to heal without harming the baby.
Can I continue breastfeeding?
Yes, it can and should because then milk does not accumulate in the sinuses causing more pain. The milk together with the blood can be ingested without any problem, but if you believe that it bleeds more, you should go to the pediatrician. See our guide on how to breastfeed correctly.
How to avoid the cracks in the pezones
To avoid cracks in the feet during breastfeeding, it is recommended to follow some simple advice every time the baby eats, these are:
- Lightly press each foot until it salts a little milk and sprinkles it over the areola with this milk to hydrate the skin, especially after the baby eats;
- Avoid the use of creams or ointments on the feetusing only if there are grietas and under medical advice;
- Use a special clamp for breastfeeding and putting a foot protector inside the house, and using the wrong number can harm the production and milk extraction;
- Whenever it is possible, the subject must be removed and exposed to the sun To keep the pezones well dry, the humidity also favors the proliferation of fungi and bacteria.
The cracks are not caused by the time the baby takes to eat, but if it’s due to the problem of the skin and for placing it incorrectly during the lactation, therefore the situation must be corrected quickly, the doctor or a nurse can help that the mother adopt the correct position, avoiding así las grietas and el malastar.
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