Cracks

The best treatment for sore nipples is prevention.

The best prevention is to ensure a proper latch by the baby
Nipple pain often has one or two causes.

Either the baby is not properly positioned and does not latch onto the breast correctly, or it has a suction problem, or both.

See technical sheets - positions

Cracks may be without visible lesions at first, but the nipple will be sore during feeding: correct the breastfeeding position and the taking of the nipple in the baby's mouth will prevent the emergence of more extensive and painful sores.

Lesions of the cracks have the appearance of small red lines on the surface of the nipple or even fissures - this is the cracking of the nipple. The nipple may even have a red and chafed appearance.

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Last update : 29/01/2019