Tips

EARLY START
  • Put baby to the breast to nurse as soon as possible.
  • Hold baby skin-to-skin
  • Avoid pacifiers
SORE NIPPLES
  • 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.
GROWTH SPURTS

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

LATCH ON

Trying other positions may help latch.