Advanced Ob/GYN Blog

Breastfeeding is painful for me. Am I doing something wrong?

Early, mild nipple discomfort is common among breastfeeding women. Nipple pain beyond soreness or discomfort beyond the beginning of a nursing episode may be an indication of suboptimal breastfeeding technique. Correct latch and positioning are crucial. If you are still experiencing pain, we encourage you to contact your physician or speak to an outpatient lactation consultant to adjust and optimize latching techniques.