How to treat sore nipples

During the first weeks of breastfeeding many moms feel sore nipples and areolas. This situation can range from a simple nuisance, to strong conditions such as extreme cracking and constant pain.

Remember that breastfeeding is the best gift you can give to your baby, so do not despair, try to fix the problem and move forward. The vast majority of women who suffer from sore nipples usually manage to breastfeed their babies. Cheer up!

What should I do if my nipples are already sore?


If you notice that your nipples are very cracked, bloody or blisters, you should call your lactation consultant or your doctor to rule out infection and that you indicate the procedure to follow. There are some creams and specialty drugs for these extreme cases.