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Thread: sore nipples after pumping

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Default sore nipples after pumping

    I have started to pump 3-4 times during the day about every 3 1/2 to 4 hours. I have a Medela PIS backpack style pump. After I am done pumping my nipples are very sore to the touch. Right now I am applying olive oil to the areola but not the nipple part, is that the right way to do It or should I apply it to the nipple too? I have turned done the suction on the pump. Any suggestions would be appreciated!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Default Re: sore nipples after pumping

    i think your breastshields may be too small. i'm thinking your nipples are rubbing against the sides of the breastshields and this is causing the pain...so i'd definitely look at getting larger breastshields! medela has different sizes for breastshields to accomodate women with larger nipples. HTH!

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