Home Remedy for cracked, sore nipples from breastfeeding

Chinese herbal home remedy for cracked nipples

Licorice Root (Gan Cao)

 

Gan cao (Licorice root) for cracked nipples / damaged mucous membrane. Please use it TOPICALLY . Start with 20 gm
Place the gan cao in about 1-2 litres of water , bring to boil then simmer for 20 mins with lid.

Allow to cool a little until Luke warm, test with elbow etc… then put solution into a bowl and ask the mother to soak breast directly leaning forward onto a table with cushions supporting the head and or use a soaked wash cloth .

Usually needs at least 15-20 mins soaking time to absorb.

You may buy Gan cao (licorice root) from any Chinese herbal shop in China town or from Chinese Ginseng and Herb CO. 77 Ultimo Rd Haymarket NSW 2000

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