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Traitement des crevasses : étude comparative entre le pansement de lait maternel et la lanoline purifiée

Abstract : Introduction : The World Health Organization (WHO) and the French National Authority for Health (HAS) recommend 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding. But, in France, in 2007, 6 weeks was the mean duration of breastfeeding in France. According to Douville S, in 2003, the main reasons for breastfeeding cessation are cracked and sore nipples. The main objective of this study was to compare the efficiency of dressing of mother's milk to purified lanolin in the healing of cracked nipples. The secondary objective was to compare the efficiency of these two methods in the decreasing of nipple's pain. Material and Methods : This prospective and randomized study was conducted with 17 patients in the Arcachon and Langon Hospitals. The first group received mother's milk dressing and the other group received purified lanolin. The degree of healing was evaluated by measuring the Nipple Trauma Score (NTS), and the level of pain was recorded using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Results : No significant differences were found between the two groups concerning the healing (J0 p=0.11 and J3 p=1) and the reduction of the pain (J0 p=1 and J3 p=0.09). However, the duration of treatment with expressed mother's milk dressing is significantly shorter (2.62 ±0.92, n=8) than treatment with purified lanolin (3.25 ±0.88, n=8). Conclusion : Even though the differences are not significant, the results do show that when using expressed mother's milk dressing, healing is better and the pain is reduced. The duration of the treatment is shorter with the mother's milk dressing. All the patients were satisfied by the method they used.
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Eva Doux. Traitement des crevasses : étude comparative entre le pansement de lait maternel et la lanoline purifiée. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2012. ⟨dumas-00716958⟩



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