Small Nipples In Breastfeeding Mothers?
Hello, I am a nursing mother, my second child is only 1 month old. Today my nipples suddenly shrunk, not as usual. My child is very difficult to breastfeed, even can not. I drank cdr 2 days. Is that what causes it?
Do the nipples come in? Are there differences in the two breasts? When breastfeeding, the breasts may shrink a little after breastfeeding the baby because the breasts are "empty", then resize again to normal after being "filled with milk" again.
When breastfeeding sometimes can also be found complaints on the nipples such as nipples blisters and feel sore, for example because of the attachment of the lips to the areola is not good or because of being bitten by a baby. If the nipple suddenly seems to shrink or come inside, especially if it interferes with the process of breastfeeding, you should consult a doctor directly so that the cause can be ascertained. Nipples that suddenly enter or appear smaller can suddenly be affected by infection in the breast or a lump in the breast (tumor or malignancy). If necessary the doctor can provide appropriate treatment. If you have difficulty breastfeeding, you can consult with a lactation counselor so that you can be assisted in the breastfeeding process.
You should also take care of your breasts and nipples during breastfeeding with the following tips:
Apply breast milk around the nipple before and after breastfeeding
Use a comfortable bra
If the milk is seeping, you can use a breast pad
Do a gentle breast massage
Clean the nipples gently
Apply special breast moisturizer if necessary, but be sure to clean the nipples before breastfeeding
Wash hands before handling nipples
Try changing breastfeeding positions that are more comfortable
If the baby is still having trouble breastfeeding, try pumping breast milk first and giving milk through a spoon or cup feeder
Do a gentle pull on the nipple several times
Hope it helps you,