To prevent soreness and nipple damage your baby needs to come to the breast in the most natural instinctive way. To do this he/she has to have a well supported body, you will know this is right when you see her/him searching for the breast with a big open mouth. your baby will then naturally take the nipple into the mouth and start feeding.
We know some nipple tenderness is normal in the first few days of breastfeeding.
If you are experiencing more than that initial nipple tenderness in the first 2-3 days, things are not right. Seek help, this problem needs to be solved. Pain causes stress and anxiety, lowers mood and destroys confidence.
I’m on a mission!
To find out the best evidence based way to manage and heal nipple trauma. To do this I will be attending an Advanced Wound Management course from 9-13th December .
Ill be posting about what I’ve learnt regarding nipple wound healing in my next post.