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Yes, you are absolutely correct. Women who are new to breastfeeding will feel some discomfort and sore nipples because their bodies are not used to...well, strong, continuous sucking! I should have rephrased the sentence. A baby sucking with an improper latch can lead to sharper pain beyond nipple soreness.

Lanolin helps some women with nipple soreness. Sometimes it just takes getting used to the breastfeeding experience. In any case, my hope is that women won't get discouraged and give up trying, because -- as you said -- the pain will go away.

Thank you for your comment!

May 3, 2011 - 1:31pm


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