ACIDUM NITRICUM. Cracks; intensely sensitive nipples. Sticking pains, like splinter. Nipples discoloured. ACID. NIT. is chilly; hates fuss; craves salt and fat.
CHAMOMILLA. Nipples inflamed and very tender. Can hardly bear the pain of nursing, CHAM. is intolerant of pain; “cannot bear it!” Very irritable. (STAPHISAGRIA).
CROTON TIGLIUM. Nipples very sore to touch, Excruciating pain runs round to scapula. Radiating pain runs round intercostal nerves.
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM. Sore, fissures, covered with scurf. Bleeding from ducts; child draws blood from nipples, and seems to be vomiting blood. (SILICEA).
PETROLEUM. Itching, merely covering of nipples.
PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA. Nipples sore and fissured. Intense suffering on putting child to breast. pain starts from nipple and radiates all over body. Breast feels like a brick, lumpy and nodular.
PULSATILLA NIGRICANS. Weeps as often as she has to nurse. pain extends to chest, neck, down back. Changes from place to place.
SEPIA. Deep sore cracks, across crown of nipple. In the SEPIA patient.
STAPHISAGRIA. Pains when the milk begins to flow. Nursing almost impossible. Emotional upset with partial suppression. ill-humoured and oversensitive. Broods on old injuries, or her past deeds. least word seems wrong and hurts very much.
SULPHUR. After nursing, nipple smarts and burns; chaps badly, Breast looks unwashed. (In a SULPHUR patient; feels the heat; sinking at 11 a.m.; puts feet out of bed, loves fat; hungry; gets hot at night and uncovers).