Breastfeeding Questions and Answers

Question: What causes sore nipples?

Answer: Almost always the cause is baby improperly latching to your breast. Ensure you are in a good and comfortable position with a straight back and pillows to support baby. Next, have your baby in a good position, his stomach to yours, his head straight when latched to your breast. Tickle his chin until he opens his mouth very wide and bring him to your breast (don't lean into him). His mouth should close perfectly to onto your nipple, covering most of the areola (darker tissue surrounding the nipple). 

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