Nipple sore is a horrible condition for some. Many people give up breastfeeding because of the pain.
You have this throbbing pain and at the other end you have this darling baby waiting to be fed.
Breastfeeding is very essential and nipple sore can treated, here are some home remedies:
• Using lanolin creams such as Nipcare for basic sores
• If it’s worse try not feeding on the side which is bad and use only one side. Hand express from the bad side. Let it heal and then you can continue. You can get lopsided, but things will get back to normal
• Contact la leche league leaders close to your area. They are ready to help through phone. They are a breast feeding support organization and they are doing a great job. Contact me if your looking for numbers to call.
• Use a nipple shield.
• Apply apricot oil.
And here is the best and most effective remedy:
• Burn dry coconut (Kopra in Tamil) on direct flame till it chars. Take a stone or on a hard surface. Apply ghee and rub this charred dry coconut, till you get a paste. Apply this on the sore nipples and let it dry.
Wash before the baby feeds. Even if there are some traces it is safe so don’t worry.