Buy a sleep bra. It made a big difference in how sore mine got at night. Mine were insanely sensitive. I was worried I wouldn't be able to breastfeed because of it, but it's amazing how it all works out.
DO NOT RUB THEM!!!!!! You will wipe away the natural oils that keep them from cracking!! Your nipples develop what are called Montgomery glands around your areolas to keep your nipples healthy during pregnancy and while nursing a baby. DO NOT try to rough them up!!
Also, if your hubby is like mine, and likes to play with them, have a conversation and get some compassion. Be honest, and break it down for him. I finally had to scream at my husband to get him to understand how uncomfortable I was, but I got through to him. He still gets frustrated, but he survives.
at 1:36 AM on Aug. 19, 2009