Effect of aloe vera gel on nipple sores

Saeidi, Reza and Gholami Robatsangi, Mahbobeh and Tafazoli, Mahin (2010) Effect of aloe vera gel on nipple sores. Iranian Journal of Neonatology IJN, 1 (1). pp. 13-14.

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Abstract

Objective: It is estimated that 80-90 of breastfeeding women experience nipple soreness. In this study we evaluated the effect of Aloe Vera gel compared with breast milk on nipple sores. Methods: This clinical trial study was performed in the neonatal ward of the Ghaem Hospital in Mashhad (Iran) from June 2009 to December 2009. Mothers were divided randomly into two groups: Aloe Vera application and breast milk application. After feeding their babies, the mothers used the preparation on their nipples 3 times a day and then let to dry without washing until the next feeding for 7 days. Breasts were examined before treatment, 3 and 7 days after treatment and graded using a scale and interview. Then data was analyzed with SPSS 11.5 software and MannWhitney, t student and paired t-tests. Results: A total of 100 patients were enrolled (50 in each group). In the Aloe Vera group sore nipple scores decreased significantly on days 3 and 7 versus pretreatment (p= 0.000) compared to the breast milk group (p= 0.028). Conclusion: Aloe vera was more effective than breast milk on nipple sores.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Neonatology
Depositing User: ijn ijn
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 14:02
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 14:02
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4593

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