12 Mar 2024

Breastfeeding and cracks on the nipples

Many mothers experience slight discomfort when breastfeeding: cracks. What are they?

  • After you start breastfeeding your baby, cracks may appear as chapped or crusted nipples, which can be a little painful depending on their size.
  • The most common cause of cracked nipples is that your baby is not in the right position to feed, so make sure your baby is leaning on his chin rather than his nose while sucking.
  • There are creams specially designed to relieve cracks.