Sore Nipples

The dryness in Denver this time of year makes the skin more susceptible to breakdown and may lead to sore nipples.

If you are pregnant or have recently had a baby, please treat the skin with a topical nipple preparation. MotherLove has a nice nipple balm or you can use topical lanolin. Applying the topical prenatally helps the skin stay in good condition and helps to prevent sore breast after delivery, when the baby is learning how to latch properly.

Latch help can also prevent skin breakdown. Please call 303 399-1191 if you need assistance with latch or breastfeeding tips. The sooner you get help the sooner you can prevent the many problems of nursing from starting.

By Marianne Kmack, Belly Bliss Lactation Consultant. Click here to read more about Marianne Kmack and her services.