If you have flat nipples, the key to breastfeeding success is getting your baby latched on within the first hour. However, if this doesn’t happen and your baby is having difficulty finding your nipple there are many things you can try.
Almost all breastfeeding women will suffer from sore nipples at some stage. Preparation is key. Treating your nipples after they become sore is reactive. Instead, try to be proactive and treat your nipples so that you prevent them becoming sore. Your nipples will thank you for it!!
Vasospasm, also known as Raynaud’s phenomenon of the nipple, is where the nipple turns white when the baby latches off, then turns blue or bright red before returning to its normal colour. This is accompanied by extreme pain for the mum, that can be described as sharp stabbing, or throbbing pain.