Breast pain, such as suffering from sore nipples, can be caused by breastfeeding. Here are 5 great ways to help relieve your soreness and other pains.
#1. Correct Latch
If your baby latches on and it hurts, you know something is wrong. Make sure your baby latches onto your breasts correctly every time. The “Correct latch” is a key to pain-free breastfeeding.
#2. Ice Pack
Ice-pack treatment reduces swelling and pain. Place ice cubes in a plastic bag and wrap it with a cotton cloth. Apply this ice pack to each of your breasts for about 10 minutes. Do it multiple times in a day until you are feeling better.
#3. Gentle Massage
While taking the shower, soap your breasts and gently massage the breasts from the center of your chest out to your armpits. This massage is really helpful to improve blood circulation & give relief from breast tenderness.
#4. Use Your Milk to Heal
Express a little milk from your breast, coat your nipples with extracted milk and let it air-dry there. It’s one of the proven home remedies to heal cracked or sore nipples.
#5. High Fiber Diet
Include plenty of fiber in your diet. Eat fruits, raw vegetables, lentils, black beans and whole grain foods. Women on a higher-fiber diet excreted more estrogen which helps to treat breast tenderness.
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