Gruppo di Lavoro sull’Allattamento al Seno, IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Trieste
Key words: Nipple fissures, Nipple thrush
The Authors review present knowledge on nipple fissures, a common breastfeeding problem, especially focusing on the etiology. The appropriate position and attachment of the baby to the breast during the feeds is particulary stressed for its preventive role on nipple fissures. Indications are also given on effective treatment. Finally, criteria for suspecting candidiasis of the nipple are suggested.
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