1. Take warm showers or use warm compresses on the area, massaging the area, several times a day. Then, breastfeed your baby immediately.
2. When breastfeeding, position the baby so the nose is pointed toward the clogged area.
3. If that doesn't work, try using a manual (hand) or electric pump for a few minutes to help draw out the clogged milk.
4. If the lump doesn't go away within a couple of days, or if you have any fever, chills, aches, or red streaking, call the doctor.
5. At the end of a feeding, massage some breast milk on your nipples, and then allow them to air dry.
6. Consider wearing breast shields in between feedings (not to be confused with nipple shields, which are used;during;breastfeeding) to protect;sore nipples. Breast shields are dome-shaped covers that prevent nipples from rubbing against clothing and help them heal faster.
7. Use wet or dry heat on your breasts (a warm water bottle, heating pad, washcloth, or warm shower) right before feeding. (However, if you have a yeast infection in your breast, you'll need to keep your nipples dry because the yeast thrives on moisture.)
8. Put ice packs or cool compresses on engorged breasts after feedings.
9.Gently massage the sore area before nursing.
10.Get plenty of rest and fluids.
11.Some mothers with cracked or sore nipples find that pumping for 2 to 3 days allows their nipples to heal.
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