Should Breastfeeding Hurt?


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Hello Mamas!

Some moms have asked me ‘should breastfeeding hurt?’! My answer to them is NO, but that is invariably does. With all five of my babies, breastfeeding did hurt at one time or another until by breasts got used to nursing and when the baby learned to properly latch. I certainly had my moments, especially when experiencing mastitis, where the pain was pretty bad.

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Breastfeeding Tips for Newborns

Sore breasts during nursing are completely normal in the early days of breastfeeding, but there are steps you can take to treat it and prevent it from getting too extreme. Keep watching this video as I offer some techniques to make this a less painful experience, including tips on how to battle engorged breasts and how to treat tender nipples from breastfeeding!

Did you have pain during nursing? What provided you with breastfeeding-pain relief? Please share your story below!

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  • GerL

    Nicely said! I think it is so important for new moms to know that breastfeeding can be painful in the beginning – but then it gets better! I found that the pain lasted longer – a few weeks- with my second child, who actually latched on better from the start. I had one night of “I don’t think i can do this!” … and then it got better. I think the best advice for breastfeeding moms is to stick with it and it will get easier.

    • Melissa-CloudMom

      Wow! This is exactly my point! So many women feel the pain and think that something is wrong and stop, whereas even when it’s really working it still can hurt to some extent. I agree with you 100%. xo Melissa

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