Sore nipples or breasts? Here’s help…
Breastfeeding Mothers Share An injury to one breast can cause sensitivity, especially if swelling occurs. Regular breastfeeding can and should be continued. To soften your breasts before feedings, apply heat, massage gently, and use your hands or use a pump to let out express a small amount of milk from both breasts. Sometime during the next few days, the breasts will become full, firm, warm, and perhaps tender. For other types of engorgement, see Tumescence.
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Fever may also signal infection, so at the first sign, call the doctor. Breast sensitivity is not usually a sign of a serious condition. Breast-feeding or pumping reduces the pressure, but unlike the relief of emptying a bladder, breasts remain tender, bruised and sore even after engorgement has passed. Ensure your baby is positioned and attached correctly, to maximise the amount of milk she is getting. If the baby is not latching properly or feeding frequently enough, the breasts may become overly full. Other injuries can include blows, cuts, and scrapes to the breast. The infection can cause the breast to become painful, red, and swollen.