My nipples are so imcredibly sore that sometimes I want to give up breastfeeding. My daughter, who is only 6 days old, obviously had a problem latching from the beginning. I dread the next time I have to feed her because it hurts so bad. I have tried readjusting her but it doesn't work. She has a very small mouth and I have big nipples/areolas so I don't know if that has something to do with it. But I definitely need help. I have scabs and they're always throbbing, when she starts to suck it's toe curling pain. I don't know what to do, please help.
Jul 31, 2016 10:10 AM
Hi thank you for your email and for telling me about the problems you are having at present. There is an obvious problem with baby's ability at present to accommodate your nipples in the correct place in their mouth. Please discuss with your midwife or gp the prescription of some novogel 7.5 circle wound dressings and perhaps some fucidin cream if they are scabbed.
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