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Question: My baby is 5 days old..while feeding I have lot of pain in my nipples what to do??
Answer: Hi dear,
Breastfeeding should not be painful.though initial days mothers need to get comfortable about the whole breastfeeding idea ,once it gets used to,it should be a pleasureable experience.breastfeeding could be painful due to the following:
1- improper latch.baby needs to suck the entire areola while latching,else the milk flow won't be equal from all ducts
2- milk blister.a little white, clear or yellow bubble or blister on the nipple or areola which will cause pain while feeding. It is actually a little bit of milk beneath the skin, and again can be relieved with warm compresses.
3-Engorged breasts .this is when the breasts are so full of milk they become hard and tight and the nipple flatten out, difficult for baby to grasp. Express the milk,or massage the breasts.
4-thrush or bacterial infections.
But if any kind of pain accompanies with fever,chills and any redness appear on breasts should report doctor
Question: Hi doc sumaiya , having severe pain in breasts and nipples while feeding my baby.
Answer: Hii dear. I think that is the most painful time for a new mom. I also used to cry when it happened to me . I had noone to give me such soultion.but now u have help do all the moms of healofy so u shouldnt worry. Belowr the home remedy for sore nipple
U can apply nipcare or body butter in the nipple and leave it for sometimes .do wash it before feeding ur baby. If pain is extreme then u can use nipple shield for some time till ur cracks don't get cure. It really works.
Apply a few drops of breast milk on the affected nipple before breastfeeding.After breastfeeding apply some milk again.Allow it to air dry thoroughly.Repeat the same for the other nipple.Follow this remedy a few times daily until the soreness subsides
Dip a washcloth in warm water.bring it out and then place it on your breasts for a couple of minutes.Do this at least 10 minutes before breastfeeding.Repeat this remedy several times a day until the soreness is gone.
A warm shower or heating pad can also help alleviate the discomforts of sore nipples.
Cut open an aloe vera leaf and extract the gel.Apply this fresh gel on the affected areas and allow it to dry on its own.Clean the area with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel.Repeat several times a day for about three to four days.Never feed your baby until you have washed off the aloe vera with warm water. Aloe vera can cause diarrhea in small babies.
Wrap a few ice cubes in a thin towel.Place the towel on the affected area for a couple of minutes.Repeat a few times daily between feedings until you feel better.
You can even use bags of frozen peas or carrots as an ice pack.
Question: hai.my son is 14 months old he is biting while breastfeeding with teeth. Should I stop feeding him r else feed. Him milk by sucking through breast pump
Answer: hi yes if the baby is biting you as you get her for bleeding it is advisable to express the milk and feed into the bottle which is more safe