Prevention of Sore Nipples

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Feb 05, 2020
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Prevention of sore nipples

Make sure the baby is sucking in the right way. If the sucking hurts, place your baby in the right position.

Allow the nipples to dry between feedings.

Feed the baby, first with the nipple that is less sore. The baby's sucking may be less vigorous after the first few minutes.

Change nursing positions.

Wash the nipples daily with warm water and dry it properly.

Express milk until the letdown reflex occurs. This will help make the milk more available so the baby sucks less hard.

Mastitis is the inflammation of breast tissue. It can occur due to the cracked nipple or blocked ducts. If left unattended this leads to abscess formation, which may require surgical intervention. Untreated mastitis can cause other infections also which can be very painful. Feeding the baby and thus draining the breasts to prevent breast engorgement is the best way to prevent it. If any signs of it are noticed, consult your doctor immediately.

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A mother, after giving birth to premature twins, never breast fed babies for one month. Now milk is dried from the breast. why this happens and what is the solution to it.

Afsana007

should Pizotifen, Rabeprazole, Montelukast, Fexofenadine, Domperidone effects by baby as i feed by breast to my baby. please tell me.

sobia_akhtar

We have a girl baby of 20 days. she used to have mothers milk every half an hour. whether mothers milk is not sufficient for her. sometimes we used to give her powder milk as advised by doctors and she has a nice sleep. please advice us and need a good diet for her mother.

made007madhu

what are the food increase the milk?

i have 1 and 1/2 months beby girl and now i m suffering from loose motion kindly guide me which antibiotics can i take or can i take loperamide ? please guide me ASAP

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