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Nipple Survival Guide for Breastfeeding Moms

Nipple Survival Guide for Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding brings with it some very sore nipples!  This Nipple Survival Guide for Breastfeeding Moms will help you get through those difficult days when it feels like your nipples are going to fall off!

How to Soothe Sore Nipples from Breastfeeding
If you’re experiencing dry, cracked nipples from breastfeeding a newborn then read this! The Nipple Survival Guide for Breastfeeding Moms will help you avoid painful nipples when beginning to breastfeed.

Nipple Survival Guide for Breastfeeding Moms

Soothe Nipple Pain With These Simple Tips

Dry, cracked, sore, aching, scabbed, painful nipples are no joke when breastfeeding….the pain can be truly excruciating!  I know all about this because on Miss Jellybean’s 3rd day of life I was in this exact predicament.  She had nursed so much that my poor nipples had cracked numerous times and were completely scabbed over.  I would cringe before latching her and just muster through the pain.

Unfortunately there’s really no getting around this within the first few days of breastfeeding….your nipples are adjusting to being constantly sucked and pulled on….they will literally feel like they’re going to fall off if your little one eats one more time! Luckily, there are some things you can do to help alleviate the pain and help quicken the healing process.  I followed the steps outlined in this Nipple Survival Guide and my nipples were better in just a couple of days.

Now, many lactation consultants will say that if you’re feeling pain then there’s something wrong.  But in my experience it’s simply your nipples adjusting to the constant contact.  Granted if you’re experiencing pain while breastfeeding then you should contact a lactation consultant and work on getting a good latch– a good latch will do wonders– but it also takes time for mom and baby to learn.  

These are simply tips to get you through the rough patch….trust me, this journey of breastfeeding gets better in no time and when it’s time to wean you’ll be sad and will have forgotten all about the beginning struggles.  Just keep going mama….YOU CAN DO IT!

Nipple Survival Guide for Breastfeeding Moms

Nipple Survival Guide for New Breastfeeding Moms

These tips and tricks for healing dry and cracked nipples are a lifesaver for new moms struggling with breastfeeding. If you're a new to breastfeeding and experiencing painful nipples...these breastfeeding tips will help you soothe your nipples.

Oh, and I highly suggest getting a nursing cover for while you’re out and about.  I love this one from Udder Covers because…well, it’s FREE  when you use code “SAS15” and they have some really cute designs.  Just like with the nursing pillow, you do have to pay shipping….but it still winds up being cheaper than buying one at the store.

Have you experienced extreme nipple pain from breastfeeding?  What tips do you have for soothing sore nipples? Share in the comments below!

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Kathy D

Tuesday 12th of June 2018

I had horrible pain learning to nurse my first baby. To the point that even the thought of nursing almost brought me to tears. I had decided that if it didn't get better by 6 weeks old I was done. The thing that finally started to make nursing less painful was making sure he was positioned right . Your baby's whole body should be facing you with ears, shoulders and hips in line and your baby's head slightly tilted back.


Saturday 20th of February 2016

Great tips! I too had a breastfeeding support pillow for every floor in the home and one in the car for nursing in public! Although I will say a nursing cover is completely optional. I would recommend letting breastmilk air dry to help soothe sore nipples. Preventing thrush is key and applying grapefruit seed extract and motherlove thrush and diaper rash nipple cream after every shower is an effective preventative. It's organic and safe and doesn't need to be removed prior to a using session! ????


Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

For nipple soreness I would use my own breast milk. All those antibodies help heal your nipples.

Dana Alley

Thursday 7th of May 2015

#6 and #10 for sure!! These are all excellent tips! #teachmetuesday

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