The joys of having a newborn are both amazing and exhausting. One of the most precious bonds mothers talk about is having the ability to breastfeed their babies and the bond it creates between them. However, breastfeeding is not always an easy or particularly enjoyable journey. There are definitely times where breastfeeding means nipple pain from incorrect latch or sore, cracked nipples. Unfortunately, there are a lot of "solutions" out there that don't actually help. In order to take away some of that discomfort, it helps to find some remedies for nipple pain that actually work.
When I began breastfeeding for the first time five years ago, I often wondered why no one told me that it can be painful and difficult. I thought my experience was abnormal because I hadn't heard others talking about it. However, after researching and reaching out to a lactation consultant, I quickly learned that most moms run into some sort of difficultly or pain while breastfeeding. I also learned that the majority of the time there's an easy fix or adjustment that will help moms move forward and continue breastfeeding pain-free. If you're worried about nipple pain or can't seem to find the right remedy for you, here are some remedies that actually work.