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What can I do about Sore Nipples?

It is my first time breastfeeding and I have really sore nipples. After I put on the cream should I put a band aid over them to stop the abrasion?

Kary Johnson | Other Provider

Kary Johnson

Maybe trying the gel soothie pads over the nipple between feedings in place of the cream. You may find more relief with the pads if you are having irritation from the nipple rubbing up against your bra or clothing.

If your soreness continues and you are having painful latches, I would recommend talking to a lactation consultant or having someone check baby’s latch while nursing.

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