Breastfeeding mommies do any of you...

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Breastfeeding mommies do any of you...
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Sat, 03-26-2011 - 2:09pm

have bumpy skin since you started BFing?

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Sat, 03-26-2011 - 8:01pm
I would try a high quality fish oil. Topically you can apply a mixture of lanolin (yep the same stuff u have for your nipples) and an oil. I use almond oil or jojoba, but I am sure whatever you have will work, even olive oil from the kitchen. Squirt a bit of the lanolin in your palm, add the oil, mix with your finger and rub on after the shower. It sounds like a dry skin presentation. Evening primrose oil or flaxseed oil could also be supplemented.

Amanda


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expecting #2 on 1/11/11

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Sun, 03-27-2011 - 9:41am

are you stll taking your prenatal

 
 
 
 

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Sun, 03-27-2011 - 10:51pm

I haven't posted here much but I think I know what your talking about.

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Mon, 03-28-2011 - 9:24am

Thanks ladies, I'll give those suggestions a try...short sleeve weather is almost here (hopefully, we got 17.8 inches of snow

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Tue, 03-29-2011 - 8:34pm

So far as I know, that is due to hormone fluctuations, and can happen at various other times in life, such as puberty, certain times in a woman's cycle, etc. I'm so glad you mentioned it, because I had just noticed the same exact thing, only just tonight, and had NO IDEA other women were going through this while BF. I never did before (or didn't notice) but I have known plenty who chalked it up to hormones changing the consistency of your sebum (skin oil) similar to hormonal acne.

Hugs. Apparently it's normal. We're in this together, anyway.

 

-Meg

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Wed, 03-30-2011 - 2:11am
I have had it my whole life. It gets better in the summer, so I think sun exposure helps. I have ordered the grapefruit seed extract to try. I will keep you all posted. One thing to note about the GSE is that it interacts with medications, just like grapefruit. So if you are on anything you might not be able to take it.

Amanda


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expecting #2 on 1/11/11

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Wed, 03-30-2011 - 9:40am

I'm glad you posted this - I've had the same issue.