Soreness for the first few days
The nipples are smooth for the first few days of breastfeeding. This is normal for women.
You may feel more tenderness even for the first few minutes of breastfeeding. This softness should continue to decrease as you continue to breastfeed. Many women find that this tenderness decreases in the first week.
It is not uncommon for pain to persist or be severe throughout breastfeeding. If this is the case, seek the help of someone who specializes in breastfeeding.
Nipple sores caused by holding the baby in the wrong position
Hugging means how the baby is hugged to your chest. Properly lifting and holding your baby close to your chest will help prevent nipple soreness. If the baby is breastfed incorrectly, the sore will often last throughout the breastfeeding period. This can cause redness, numbness, or cracking on your nipples. An eruption injury can mean a skin rash.
Holding the baby to the chest
To breastfeed, lift your baby, his chest, abdomen, and thighs against your stomach and hold them close to you. Hold the baby’s back and neck with your hands or hold the baby’s head in your forearms. Your baby should be able to reach your chest easily.
You can even place your baby on your side under your forearms. Hold your baby’s back and neck with your hands. You may want to hold the baby with some pillows. In this situation your child can easily reach a more steep position.
You can also lie down to breastfeed. Your baby will be tilting his head slightly to one side, lying very close to you. Pillows placed behind you and under your head will give you more comfort. You can even put a pillow on the back of the baby.
In all conditions
When you start to turn your baby off, make sure the baby’s nose is against your nipple.
As your baby tilts his head slightly, make sure to come to your chest while sniffing.
Your baby’s head should not be bent or twisted straight over his shoulders.
Some babies will suck well even if there is no proper support for the chest. You may feel the need for breast support to help your baby embrace. Place your thumb on one side of the chest and the other fingers on the other side to support the chest. Your fingers should be away from the areola, the areola is the dark area around the nipple. Your baby should suck the nipple deep into his mouth.
Let your baby guide you to the right warmth. You can start breastfeeding by lifting your baby between your breasts so that his skin is attached to yours. As he begins to search your chest, hold his neck and shoulders with your hand and gently move him to the side of your chest. Let your baby search for the nipple, reach for it and hug your breast.
Bring your baby’s head back slightly to the chest.
If your baby does not open his mouth, gently brush his lips with your nipple. Remember to disconnect your baby’s mouth and your nipple at the end of each year.
Try to hug your baby as he opens his mouth wide as if your baby is yawning. Be patient. Wait for the mouth to open wide.
Bring the baby’s pulse to the chest first and then lower the lips.
When your baby opens his mouth wide, bring him to your chest quickly, but slowly. Do not push your chest towards your baby. Let your baby’s pulse come to your chest first, then lower his lower lip so that it covers the area around the nipple as much as possible. Finally bring the upper lip to the chest. Let the tip of the nose be very close to the chest or as if touching the chest. If your baby is properly warmed, the lower lip will cover the area around the nipple more than the upper.
If you still feel pain when your baby is warmed to your chest, press the baby’s pulse with your finger.
N the nipple rather than the upper lip of your baby’s lower lip