THESE ARE A LIST OF THINGS THAT CAN GO WRONG DURING NURSING AND WHAT TO DO IN THESE CASES:
When Your Nipples Become Sore:
If the baby sucks only on the nipples, position her correctly until it feels less painful and try and get her to suck the areola as well. Once you’re done with feeding your baby, apply a little breastmilk to your nipples to help them heal. Air dry them and always wear loose clothes. Avoid soap and never wear the same nursing bra over and over again. Eating healthier also helps.
When Your Breasts Become Sore:
Also known as engorgement, it can happen when your nursing schedule is irregular and your breasts get too full. Make a regular schedule and stick to it. If you’re at work, use the pump in sync with your baby’s normal breastfeeding schedule. Avoid giving your baby anything like juice, water or formula. If you do, your child won’t be hungry and will not nurse effectively. Use the hand pump for a short while just before feeding to reduce pressure on the breast. Try and get fitted for a good nursing bra. Use a cold compress to relieve pain. Get adequate rest and nutrition.