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How Do I Take Care of My Breasts?

Have a bath or shower each day.  Wear a bra without an underwire that fits well and is not too tight.

After breastfeeding, gently express a drop or two of your breastmilk onto your nipples and areola.  Let them dry before putting on your bra.  The breastmilk moisturizes the skin and can help prevent infections.   This also protects your nipples.

Keep your nipples dry between feedings.  Uncover your breasts for a few minutes after feedings to allow air around your nipples. If you use breast pads, change them often and whenever they get wet.  Wear breast pads without a plastic backing.