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!