Examples: foot fissures, especially on heels, nipples when you are keeping breast-feeding


Such factors like insufficient water intake, rapid temperature fluctuation, skin friction and contact with chemicals affects the natural moisture balance of your skin and it can cause skin fissures. Skin fissures and dryness are mostly happening on feet (especially in heels area), on hands and elbows, where skin is most movable and it is contacting with other surfaces and irritants, as well as on nipples when you are keeping breast-feeding.

Daily skincare will help avoiding skin fissures and healing in the event of damages.

Nipple fissures and how to avoid them

When starting breastfeeding, the new mothers often encounter one of the most common problems – painful nipples – in the case of 34-96%. In 29-76% of cases, skin lesions, such as wounds, cracks, redness, swelling and bloodsucking of the skin*, may also appear in the nipples and areolas.


How to prevent nipple cracking**:

  • When feeding the child, it is important to pay attention to the correct placement of the baby at the breast.
  • In order to ensure a comfortable breastfeeding for both the child and the mother, it is advisable to use ancillary equipment for infant care such as pillows.
  • If the nipples, however, have begun to crack, visit a healthcare professional to advise you on the most appropriate treatment and ointment for breast skin rejuvenation.

* Shanzi M. at all «Comparison of the Effects of Lanolin, Peppermint, and Dexpanthenol Creams on Treatment of Traumatic Nipples in Breastfeeding Mothers» Journal of Caring Sciences, 2015 Dec; 4(4): 297–307.

** Kent JC at all «Nipple Pain in Breastfeeding Mothers: Incidence, Causes and Treatments», International Journal of Enviromental Research and Public Health, 2015 Oct; 12(10): 12247–12263.