How to Relieve Sore Nipples When Breastfeeding – Nipple Pain After Giving Birth

How to Relieve Sore Nipples When Breastfeeding

As a nursing mom, you might experience some nipple discomfort during breastfeeding, especially at the outset. For basic nipple tenderness, try to isolate the cause of the discomfort; you will then be able to take simple steps to ease the soreness and make breastfeeding a pain-free endeavor.

Establish Causes A small amount of nipple soreness when first beginning to nurse is normal. If it persists beyond the first few days, however, becomes severe, or develops after an established period of pain-free feeding, see your doctor or lactation consultant right away.

Your baby could be latching on or sucking improperly, or you could have blocked milk ducts or an infection, such as mastitis or thrush, according to WebMD. A medical professional can help you correct these issues so you can breastfeed comfortably.

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