Sore Nipples

...Tips for Relief

If you are breastfeeding, it is normal for your nipples to be tender when your baby first latches on. The soreness should lessen within a couple weeks, but could persist if baby doesn't latch or suck properly.

If your nipple tissue is cracked or bleeding, try these treatment techniques:

  • Rotate nursing positions.
  • Start nursing on the breast that is least sore.
  • Use purified lanolin or vegetable oil on your nipples after feeding.
  • Dry your milk/colostrum on your nipples.