If nursing hurts, is something wrong?

It is normal to have slight tenderness for the first few weeks of breastfeeding.
However, pain is not a normal part of breastfeeding; it is an indication that something is not right and needs fixing now! If nursing is painful, or you have the slightest suspicion that something is not quite right, get help.

The most common reason for pain is incorrect positioning and latch-on. Sometimes just the slightest correction in positioning will make a world of difference.

If your baby has Thrush (a yeast infection inside their mouth) it can transfer to mom's nipples and is very painful. It can cause burning, stinging sensations through the nipple and breast.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a one-on-one consultation with our Certified Lactation Specialist give us a call at (801) 281 - 1881.

At Lactation Plus, we can help!