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How to heal soreness after breast-feeding

Updated on June 25, 2017

The pain of soreness from breastfeeding can be very difficult to deal with. It would be best to put some of your milk around the area after breastfeeding. You will experience healing properties from your milk. Additionally, it is important to use an ointment that is formulated specifically for the purpose. There are many different ones on the market. Choose one that has lanolin as a main ingredient.

Medela tender care is an example of a product that contains the lanolin and other ingredients that help for easy application. Pure lanolin alone would require that you rub the ointment between your fingers to make it more pliable before applying it. The Medela tender care ointment does not require that you do this.

Whatever you decide to use as an ointment, it is important that it be approved for this purpose and will not cause harm to your baby. Some of these products claim to be safe enough to not have to wipe off before you nurse your baby.

 Additionally, you should wear loose fitting clothing with nothing tight across the chest. A nursing bra in a gentle fabric will be better than other bras.

There are also gel packs on the market that provide some comfort.

The nursing pads that are used for preventing leaking can also serve the double purpose of soothing the soreness when the pads are made of very soft material.


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    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Great hub with very useful tips.

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      Linda Rogers 7 years ago from Minnesota

      Great information and very useful for many. UP and USEFUL