If you’re a new breastfeeding mom, you may have some initial discomfort. You may need to adjust your baby’s latch, or perhaps the baby’s overall position isn’t quite working out. But, in general, breastfeeding should never be painful. So, what about moms who experience persistent pain while breastfeeding? How do we explain that, and how do we figure out the problem?
If you feel a sharp pain in your nipple, and your nipple looks more white than normal, than you may be experiencing vasospasms or another condition which effect other body parts known as Raynaud's phenomenon. How can you reduce the pain and perhaps avoid this condition altogether?
It's hard to relax and enjoy breastfeeding when your baby has bitten you, and it may even cause soreness on your nipple. Here are some ideas to help reduce and eliminate biting, so you and your baby can have a more enjoyable breastfeeding experience.