Sore or cracked nipples are a common complaint particularly in the first few weeks of establishing breastfeeding. The most common cause of sore nipples is poor attachment. Some other causes are listed below but early intervention can
help tremendously especially when first establishing breastfeeding so seek advice from a Lactation Consultant sooner rather than later if you are experiencing nipple pain.
- Poor position and attachment (most common cause) <liDermatitis
- Candida infection
- Baby’s anatomy (high palate, tongue tie)
- Using an incorrect sized flange when using breast pump
- Raynaud’s phenomenon