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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
Sex 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.

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