Sore nipples can result from a variety of circumstances. But no matter the why, sore nipples are always very painful. There are numerous pain relievers for sore nipples, but some of them contain artificial ingredients and chemicals that can be harmful to your baby. This natural DIY remedy for sore nipples is made from apple vier vinegar, coconut oil, and infant probiotics. Read on to find out more!
“There are few things as painful as sore nipples. Whether you’re struggling from a poor latch, mastitis, or thrush, it can make breastfeeding a toe curling event instead of something beautiful and bonding.
I have to say, I didn’t really understand this until my little Paloma came into the world. With Griffin, you see, I had NO pain. I remember hearing stories of women struggling, and it was hard for me to relate.
Now I can relate
My issues began on day two with Paloma. I thought it was because she was nursing every hour around the clock. Little did I know she had an extremely shallow latch, which is why she nursed so often, as she wasn’t getting a lot of milk with each nursing session. By day three, my soreness moved to violent pain. I had black blood blisters on both nipples, and was nearly crying with each feeding.
A lactation consultant came to the rescue and showed me that Paloma had a lip tie, which we addressed right away with a laser treatment. But, this didn’t fully solve our problem. Paloma still defaulted to her shallow latch due to my fast letdown.
The problems have persisted in varying degrees throughout Paloma’s four months of life. And I’ve tried many things for relief, from this ointment to this one to straight up coconut oil. These worked okay, but I knew there was a better solution out there.”