Very Sore Nipples - What Can I Do?

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08/01/2003 at 22:00
I do apologise for that.... it just seems to be like Pringles: once you pop...
09/01/2003 at 10:14
Can I just make a small interjection? As this is a predominantly male thread can I just point out that nothing can compare with the truly toe-curling pain of a child latching on for the first few weeks of breast feeding (there, said it now, and got that one off my chest!)

Also, have a look at 'monthly misery' in the injury thread where your thread has attracted some comment.
09/01/2003 at 10:56
Don't go there guys!! Just trust me on this one.
09/01/2003 at 21:17
Flatfeet, good post. Crocodile clips anyone?
09/01/2003 at 22:16
I occasionally suffer from sore and bleeding nipples, especially of it rains heavily on a long run. I find the best long term cure is to buld up the scar tissue to a resilient form, a bit like callouses.

To do this though you need to allow it to recover a bit between runs.

This is a painful way to do it but once you get though the first two weeks you will be sorted for ever.

Problems only arise if you have a bit of a break, the nipples will soften again.
09/01/2003 at 22:21
Oh, no need for nip-guards then!
there goes my business.... :-(
09/01/2003 at 22:26
You can buy nip guards from any chemist - just look in the section for babies and nursing mothers. They fit inside your bra ;-)

Btw, on a serious note, Eddy is right; that's how Mum's manage, eventually.
09/01/2003 at 22:32
They don't seem to stock the 'Popeye' nipguards at my local chemists....
09/01/2003 at 22:44
I think the ordinary ones have the same effect - try them, you'll see I'm right...
10/01/2003 at 08:01
Listen this is all very very silly not one of you has put forward the simplest solution.

Run topless.

No more nip guards, sore nipples, plasters, vasalene etc

For official runs simply felt tip the race number on like triatheltes.

The number of males taking part in running would increase.
The number of people (ok men) watching running would increase.
Running would be televised more.

Brilliant solution or what.
10/01/2003 at 08:05
At last, the voice of reason!
10/01/2003 at 08:34
Good morning DavidB.

Are we the first ones awake this morning?
10/01/2003 at 09:53
Don't know if this will help but there is some good nipple cream on the market for feeding mothers. Helps with cracked and bleeding nips and can be found at

10/01/2003 at 09:54
OMG, where did all the nice threads go!
10/01/2003 at 10:48
Come on now Chimp - only trying to be helpful!

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