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19 August 2010

Sore Nipples From Breastfeeding

Oh, the joys of breastfeeding.  It is meant to be a wonderful, loving experience - until your nipples hurt like hell.  So here are a few tips to help you and baby actually enjoy breastfeeding:
  •  Ensure a good latch.
  • Use a nipple guard - a molded plastic cover for your nipples that the baby can suck through.  These are available at stores like Target and Toys R Us. 
  • Let your nipples "air out" after feeding.
  • A gentle warming with a hairdryer does wonders after feeding.
  • Put some nipple cream once you are finished all this - cover with a breast pad.

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