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  • Incorrect attachment of the baby on the breast is the most common cause of nipple pain from breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding is possible if you have inverted nipples, mastitis, breast/nipple thrush, eczema or nipple vasospasm.
  • Avoid soaps and shampoos during showering to help prevent nipple dryness.
  • Mastitis is caused by a blocked milk duct leading to inflammation or by a bacterial infection.
  • See a doctor promptly if your breast is red, painful, hot and tender to touch or if you have flu-like symptoms with a temperature.

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Reviewed on: 13-09-2021