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    Default Weird Symptom - maybe TMI...

    Just wondering if anyone else has/had this problem - I haven't seen it mentioned on any of the pregnancy boards I visit. For the last three weeks I have had really dry skin flaking off in pieces, but only on my nipples. I've just started to leak a bit, but this isn't dried fluid - it's my skin just flaking! Did anyone else have this happen, and if so, what did you use? I've been putting some of my cocoa butter lotion on them whenever I apply some to my tummy (usually once a day, sometimes twice). It doesn't seem to be helping much, but it makes them feel a little less itchy temporarily.

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    I can't say that I remember having that symptom but I would think it's probably from stretching of the skin. I'd keep on applying the cocoa butter to them and then ask your dr. or nurse about it.

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    yup....

    mine are leaking but not really visibly. just the flakies - I use lotion.

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    Don't use the cocoa butter on your nipples once you are nursing. The only preparation recommended by lactation consultants is purified lanolin, such as that sold under the brand name Lansinoh.

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    There's also a stick out... can't remember the name of it, but I got it near breast pumps & supplies at Babies R Us... that is a moisturizing balm to apply to dry, cracked nipples. It's safe to use when nursing, also. It's about the size of a glue stick and the label is blue.

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