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Should I be worried about breastfeeding if I have sore nipples?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Generally no. Sore nipples may mean a poor latch, so check to make sure baby is latched appropriately.
Sore nipples may also signify a yeast infection- you may need prescription creams to treat, but can try over the counter Hydrocortisone first and see if it helps. Olive oil massaged into the nipple can also help soreness.

In brief: No

Generally no. Sore nipples may mean a poor latch, so check to make sure baby is latched appropriately.
Sore nipples may also signify a yeast infection- you may need prescription creams to treat, but can try over the counter Hydrocortisone first and see if it helps. Olive oil massaged into the nipple can also help soreness.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Sore nipples (from a baby chomping too strongly during breastfeeding) usually improves as the nipples get "tougher" over a few days.
The mom should be sure her baby is latching on properly. Asking a breastfeeding consultant for advice can be helpful, if the nipple soreness is interfering with feeding. Consultants usually are available at the maternity hospital.

In brief: No

Sore nipples (from a baby chomping too strongly during breastfeeding) usually improves as the nipples get "tougher" over a few days.
The mom should be sure her baby is latching on properly. Asking a breastfeeding consultant for advice can be helpful, if the nipple soreness is interfering with feeding. Consultants usually are available at the maternity hospital.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Keep nursing, but see a doctor or lactation consultant right away! sore nipples may be a sign of infection, or may just mean your baby is not latching on quite right.
Don't get discouraged.

In brief: Yes

Keep nursing, but see a doctor or lactation consultant right away! sore nipples may be a sign of infection, or may just mean your baby is not latching on quite right.
Don't get discouraged.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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