I just had my little guy on the 22 of this month and we are breastfeeding so i had some questions. It is VERY sore, not the gorging of the boobs but the actual nipple, they are not cracking or bleeding cause i use nipple cream but they are so tender and bruised feeling and when he latches on it is really painful and i even get cramps through my legs stomach and back is there any cure for any of these and if not when does the tenderness of nipples go away?Answer Question
Answer by ecodani at 4:39 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
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Answer by Christina807 at 6:44 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
Keep nursing, mama. Your nipples always get horribly sore when you first start breastfeeding but it gets better. I think my nipples hurt for 2 or 3 weeks, even though we had a good latch. The cramps you are getting are contractions that are shrinking your uterus back down to its normal size. You produce oxytocin (love hormone) when you breastfeed, which is the same hormone that starts labor and causes contractions. They are uncomfortable, but a good thing.
Hang in there! Right now is the hard part, soon it will be so much easier!
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 7:37 PM on Jan. 25, 2010