Sore nipples and breasts: Breastfeeding should not hurt! If in doubt seek help. 

You can usually avoid sore nipples with a good latch. If you feel nipple pain when latching or breastfeeding, check your latch and positioning, if still experiencing discomfort seek help from a breastfeeding expert.

For Dr. Newman’s factsheet on sore nipples:  click here

For sore nipples All Purpose Nipple Ointment or a similar cream may be prescribed by your physician

 Breast and nipple pain can sometimes result from reasons other than a incorrect latch including thrush/yeast/candida, vasospasm and raynaud’s phenomenon.


Reviewed January 2020 - KS