Ask Our Experts

We applaud your efforts to provide the very best for your baby, but know you sometimes have questions or concerns about breastfeeding or pumping. Our Certified Lactation Counselors and child experts are here to help you and offer support. For specific Lansinoh product usage questions, please contact customer service by email or (800) 292-4794 between 8am-8pm est.


Nipple Residue


I am expecting my 3rd child who I plan to breastfeed. My question is why does my nipple gets so dry with a caked hard stuffs on it? And how do i get it off? I am scared my baby may swallow it while i breast feed he.r

Thank you



Most likely what you are noticing on your nipple is dry skin and milk. There is not need to worry about your little one swallowing this while feeding. You can use HPA Lanolin on your nipples after each feeding this helps them maintain their natural moisture and will prevent them from getting dry.

All the best,

Molly Petersen, CLC

Photo of Molly Petersen

Molly Petersen

Certified Lactation Counselor