Painful to breastfeed

by Jessica

My mom, when i was young used to say that it was painful to breastfeed. and now im 8 months prgnant but im scared it will be painful, but i really wnat to breastfeed my baby, what shall i do??

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Jul 16, 2013
by: Tracy, CBC, CLD

Hi Jessica

Breastfeeding should not be painful, a little bit of nipple sensitivity is normal in the first few days...but they become accustomed to the extra attention.

If breastfeeding is painful, or you are experiencing cracked or bleeding nipples, there is usually some other breastfeeding problem that needs to be addressed.

There are so many benefits to breastfeeding for you and baby, please educate yourself on these before you make your decision.


The benefits of breastfeeding
The benefits of breastfeeding for mom
The immunity of breast milk
Gut protection through breast milk.

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