Blood in pumped breastmilk

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Blood in pumped breastmilk

Postby wannabmommee » Mon May 28, 2012 4:43 pm

I have been nursing and pumping to build up supply..this afternoon i found blood while pumping in the milk :( Found out it is normal and is probably a cracked nippled or something else common.

My question is..how long does it take for everything to heal (on average) before I can breastfeed again? I know it probably differs from woman to woman, but wanted to hear from those that are familiar with the situation.

Also, anything good to use on the nipples to help them heal faster?

Thanks!
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Postby fodla » Mon May 28, 2012 8:32 pm

You can nurse right away!
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Postby thirdtimesacharm » Tue May 29, 2012 6:10 am

fodla wrote:You can nurse right away!


Yep, she's right. You can just keep on nursing. Happened to me to. I called the lactation dept at the hospital and they said he won't hurt me or the baby. Just keep nursing.
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Postby jessm » Tue May 29, 2012 8:34 am

You can keep nursing! I had some bleeding when Dec was little and have had the occasional drop of blood from chafing while pumping. Just use lanolin and make sure you have a good latch.
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