No More Sore and Cracked Nipples
Two in ten mothers have sore and cracked nipples.
Sore and cracked nipples can occur because of baby’s incorrect position and attachment to the mother’s breast or poor hygiene practices. Breastfeeding baby incorrectly could lead to severe pain for the mother, including cracked nipples and bleeding wounds.
In addition to being painful, sore and cracked nipples affect milk production too. Since there is not enough suckling, a message is sent to the brain to slow down milk production.
These tips can help alleviate sore, cracked nipples.
- It is best to not feed baby for four to five hours.
- Learn the correct position for latching from your pediatrician.
- Do not wash sore and cracked nipples with soap or products with chemicals as your skin will dry out even more, worsening any wounds.
- Use a nipple cream that contains Kokum Butter, a natural healer that helps to deeply moisturize, and Virgin Coconut Oil, which smoothens, cools and protects your nipples from cracks and fissures.
New mothers can look forward to a pain-free breastfeeding experience with a little thought and care. Keep handy a nipple cream that intensely moisturizes, and, at the same time, heals sore and cracked nipples.