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What could be the cause of pain with breast feeding?
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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In brief: Painful breastfeed
Two causes come to mind - poor latch and infection.
If your baby is sucking solely on your nipples, this will cause nipple irritation and pain and baby is not getting any milk. This situation can lead to distention of the milk ducts causing breast pain and possible secondary infection. Make sure your nipple is past behind the baby's gums so that the sucking is on the areola where the milk sinuses.

In brief: Painful breastfeed
Two causes come to mind - poor latch and infection.
If your baby is sucking solely on your nipples, this will cause nipple irritation and pain and baby is not getting any milk. This situation can lead to distention of the milk ducts causing breast pain and possible secondary infection. Make sure your nipple is past behind the baby's gums so that the sucking is on the areola where the milk sinuses.
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