Studies related to Nipple Cracks and Peppermint

Effect Of Peppermint Water On Prevention Of Nipple Cracks In Lactating Primiparous Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 1-2 Weeks
Number of Subjects 188
Gender Female
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Body Types Overweight
Notes for this study:
Fourteen days of applying a peppermint water extract to the nipples of women who are breastfeeding was able to reduce the frequency of nipple cracks from 23% (expressed breast milk) down to 7%, and abolished the 15% frequency of 'severe' nipple cracks seen in control.

A Randomized Trial Of Peppermint Gel, Lanolin Ointment, And Placebo Gel To Prevent Nipple Crack In Primiparous Breastfeeding Women

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 72
Gender Female
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Body Types Overweight
Notes for this study:
Topical application of peppermint oil appears to be more effective than both placebo and lanolin treatment in reducing the risk of developing nipple cracks and nipple soreness in breastfeeding women.