If Breastfeeding Hurts

Before considering any reason for experiencing pain in Breastfeeding please use our Positioning and Attachment  page to rule out attachment as a cause of pain.

Pain vs Redness and itching

I have pain
I do not have pain but my nipples are red and itchy

If you do not see any change in shape or colour and feel that warmth causes increased itching then

  • Consider an allergy to nipple cream,breast pads etc
  • Prescribe non-sedating antihistamine and hydrocortisone 1% cream applied sparingly