Nipple-areola complex macro photography to test skin hydration and cracked nipples in breastfeeding women

@inproceedings{Zanardo2016NippleareolaCM,
  title={Nipple-areola complex macro photography to test skin hydration and cracked nipples in breastfeeding women},
  author={Vincenzo Zanardo and Francesca Volpe and Lara Giliberti and Gianluca Straface},
  year={2016}
}
Background: Appropriate hydration is fundamental in preventing nipple-areola skin barrier damage and cracking nipples. Methods: Nipple-areola complex skin hydration status with contemporary macro photography (x100) was evaluated at 36 ± 6 postpartum hours in breastfeeding women using non-invasive bioengineering methods. Results: Macro photography was found to be effective in describing both stratum corneum hydration features of breast nipple-areola complex and cracking nipples. Conclusion: A… 

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