University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of Ameda ComfortGel hydrogel pads for the prevention and treatment of nipple soreness in lactating women compared to the common intervention of lanolin ointment. The group using Ameda ComfortGel hydrogel pads had significantly greater reduction in pain score mean values in comparison to the group using lanolin ointment. Mothers using the hydrogel pads discontinued treatment sooner than mothers using lanolin ointment. In addition, the lanolin ointment group had eight breast infections, whereas the Ameda ComfortGel hydrogel pad group had none.
PMID: 12903698 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Reference: Dodd V, Chalmers C. Comparing the use of hydrogel dressings to lanolin ointment with lactating mothers. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2003;32(4):486-94.
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