• Put baby to the breast to nurse as soon as possible
  • Hold baby skin-to-skin
  • Avoid pacifiers
  • Correct positioning and latch on are very important for preventing sore nipples.
  • Break suction before taking baby off the breast.
  • Offer the least sore breast first.
  • Use only plain water for washing.
  • Gently apply your own milk, ultra pure modified lanolin, or hydrogel pads to speed healing.
  • Check with a La Leche League Leader for help.

Baby may nurse more often at times to build milk supply.


Trying other positions may help latch.

You can print to paper or to a PDF file.

For best printing results, open the site in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Although you can view the site well in any browser, printing from other browsers might not operate correctly.

1. Browse to the web document that you want to print.

2. Click the Print button that is displayed on the web page (not the Print command on the browser menu or toolbar).
This opens the browser print window. The window displays a preview of the document that will be printed. The preview might take a minute to display, depending on the document size.

3. In the Printer box, select the desired printer.
For example, if you are working on a Windows computer, and you want to print to a PDF file, select Save as PDF.

4. As required, configure the other options such as the pages to print.

5. Click the Print button.
If you are generating a PDF, click Save. You are prompted for the name and folder location to save the file.