Sore cracked nipples
The most common culprit of breastfeeding pain is a poor latch. When the baby is latching on well, the entire nipple and the areola is in their mouth, which makes the sucking motion very efficient, yet gentle to your nipples. If the proper latch is not achieved, the baby is sucking on the nipple itself, causing pain and damage to the nipple skin.
Achieving a proper latch early on will allow you to enjoy pain-free breastfeeding and prevent nipple issues. However, if your nipples are already sore, apply cold compresses to ease the pain – then try our breast compresses impregnated with nourishing ingredients that promote healing.
If poor latching on is the source of pain, talk to a lactation consultant who can help you experiment and find the right position.