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
Reviewed January 2020 - KS