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