Re: what to do for sore nipples??
hi jennifer. welcome to the forum and congratulations on your LO!
as the links above state, the cause of nipple soreness is probably caused by a poor latch. so make sure baby is latched to your breast correctly. i had the same problem when my dd was about 2 months old. i dreaded nursing her because it hurt so much! then a month later, i noticed a white coating on her tongue...we were diagnosed with thrush...and this didn't make things any better for us. but 5 months later, we are thrush free and breastfeeding is going well! i applied the all purpose nipple ointment and it helped with the pain. it still use it sometimes when dd goes through a growth spurt and wants to nurse all day/night long.
Aleina... born on Mother's Day, May 14, 2006...7lbs 4oz, 21.6 inches
Lauryn Elle...January 26, 2008...7lbs 15oz, 20 inches