hi mom's..my baby is 15days old. recently he learned to latch and Im offering him enough milk but my problem is that nipples are paining during breast feeding. and since my baby is low weight around 2kg only pediatrist advised only mother's milk but not formula to gain baby's weight.
my problem is, is there any remedy to reduce sore or cracked nipples.. anybody faced this problem..how lomg this pain will continue..

Deepa Makhija

yes i was facing the same problem..its because if improper latch..don worry once baby learn to latch properly it wil go...after every feed apply your breastmilk to ur nipples and aerola area..also there is a ointment called nipcare which my dr suggested you can apply that 3-4 times in a day..


thanks Deepa for quick response. I will definitely try this to see improvement. 😘

Sheeba Vijesh

hi, please read my post for proper latching, c if it helps and also try deepa's remedys

Jai shri

hi kamalini,  even i faced same issue, and i got bleeding as well,  same nipcare my dr gave, apply it when u r nt feeding,  and wash it with soap clearly before u feed.., with in 2 days it vl b ok..


thanks sheeba and jai shri.. I will try the ointment to see if there is any improvement

upadhi gulati

you can apply nipple shield and. then feed the baby... you can get it in pegion... sterilize it after each use... or wash properly

Sonali Shivlani

Please visit a Lactation specialist to help correct the latch. Use of nipple shield is not advisable. Once baby gets habituated to it you will have difficulty latching baby without shield. It needs to be sterilised and also replaced every few weeks. Over and above that since the latch is not direct over a long time the Stimulation will be less and the milk flow will reduce in the long run.

Jaseena Ani

thanks deepa and jaisree I faced this same problem  thank u  I will try this ointment

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