Broken nails

I am a mother of 1 year old baby girl. I feed her also. My doctor's recommend me to have 1000mg calcium but I did not take. But now I am suffering from nail problem... They are breaking anywhere with their layers. Some times I have got pain into them. What is the reason of this problem ? And please recommend me what should I do?
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What you have is Onychoschizia: splitting of the nails. Breast feeding is very demanding on the body of a woman. All the nutrients that are eaten by the woman are finally secreted in the breast milk. I suggest you visit a dermatologist since you are still feeding your baby. Especially since you have pain, you will need to be examined in detail to rule out other possibilities like paronychia. Not to forget that the medicines will be prescribe to you taking into consideration your breast feeding status. Plus a diet consult would be useful. What you eat and when you eat is very important. A dietitian will help you understand the science behind what you eat so that you and your baby both get the necessary nutrients in the optimum quantities.
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Do not use creams or 'treatments' suggested by friends or family or pharmacists
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