...Tips for Relief
If you are breastfeeding, it is normal for your nipples to be tender when your baby first latches on. The soreness should lessen within a couple weeks, but could persist if baby doesn't latch or suck properly.
If your nipple tissue is cracked or bleeding, try these treatment techniques:
- Rotate nursing positions.
- Start nursing on the breast that is least sore.
- Use purified lanolin or vegetable oil on your nipples after feeding.
- Dry your milk/colostrum on your nipples.