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Q:

I delivered a baby boy on 24th Jan. I started getting milk from 26th onwards. I feel the latch of the baby isn't right as I have sore n cracked nipples from day 1. As suggested in the hospital everytime I try giving my nipples along with areola his mouth, he ends up only sucking on the nipples. Any way I can correct this?



BabyChakra

Hi Madhu. you need to consult a lactation consultant for this. so any moms on BabyChakra benefited by consulting one. Inboxed you. Check your chat inbox.

Deepa Makhija

hello..i was facing the same problem..my dr gave nipcare ointment which i used to apply after every feed and the sore nipples problem went away...also ur getting sore nipples that means the baby is not latching properly..ask ur lactation consultant..she wil guide u with the different different feeding position..

Sonali Shivlani

A baby has to latch with mouth wide open lips flanged and a major portion of the areola in the mouth. Yes do reach out for help from a Lactation professional.

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