Occasionally, a nipple crack may hide a candidiasis infection, or mucosal-skin infection caused by fungus belonging of the genus Candida, the most common of which is the Candida Albicans. Signs of Candida fungal infection: Presence of thrush or diaper rash in the baby. Maternal Candida vaginitis. ...

The occurrence of cracks does not depend, therefore, on the number and duration of feedings as is commonly believed (hence the "unjustified" rule of nursing for five minutes on each side for the first few days after birth), but on finding a good positioning for...

Along with other breast disorders, such as engorged breasts and mastitis, cracked nipples are one of the major causes of breastfeeding failure. Cracked nipples are thin, superficial lacerations (small cuts) of the skin or mucous membranes of variable depth, which can affect both the nipples and...

Breastfeeding is closely associated with the health of the mother and child. In fact, particularly since this depends on the exclusivity of breastfeeding (thus, from the fact that no other foods are added to the child's date) and its duration. The more exclusive and prolonged breastfeeding...