15Are Your Nips Sore?

Real talk? Your nips are going to be very, very sore at the beginning of your breastfeeding journey. Your little one has a strong latch, and once you couple that with feeding every couple hours around the clock.. well, you can imagine that you’re going to feel raw and

maybe even get some cracks and bleeding.

BUT that should only happen in the first week or so. If you continually have soreness, you’re not positioning the baby correctly. Try using the the crossover hold which uses your opposite hand to cradle the baby’s head, allowing your newborn to get in nice and close for optimal latch, and giving you more control over baby’s position. And don’t forget to use a bit of lanolin cream after each session until you get used to feedings.

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