How to Be a Happy Breastfeeder
The secrets to breastfeeding bliss
The bummer: “My nipples are so sore I feel like crying like a baby.”
The fix: “My son was such an aggressive eater that my nipples took a beating, but I learned how to deal,” says Emma Wilhelm, a Minneapolis mom of two who blogs at Emmasota. “I tried a lot of different positions, and kept them dry—which prevents cracking—by patting them with a burp cloth after feedings and changing my bra pads often.” A soothing balm can also work wonders; if you’re still uncomfortable, check with your doctor as there may be an underlying problem, like a yeast infection.
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