Mums, has breastfeeding made your nipples sore? Try this home remedy now!

Mums, has breastfeeding made your nipples sore? Try this home remedy now!

If you are a breastfeeding mother, you exactly know how painful sore nipples can be!

If you are a breastfeeding mother, you exactly know how painful sore nipples can be! And if you have a toddler that is teething, we don’t even want to discuss how unbearable that pain can be for you.

Besides, you can’t even take any painkillers or medication as that might harm your newborn baby. But, what if we told you that there’s one natural remedy that works like magic when dealing with sore nipples while breastfeeding.

Yes, that’s true. And we are talking of something that’s easily available and present in every kitchen!

Natural remedy to soothe sore nipples

This is one natural remedy that has even been backed by science and one that is actually very effective. Am sure you ladies must be having tea bags at home? Well, did you know they can soothe your sore nipples too? That’s right.

breastfeeding for the first time

breastfeeding for the first time

Tea bags are packed with tannins, chemical compounds that have astringent-like properties. They help in healing the cracked skin in and around the nipples and helps toughen it. They also enhance blood circulation and speed up the healing process. Besides, they are so cheap and easily available!

How to Use them

tea

Take one-two teabags and dip them in a cup of hot water. Let them steep for a minute or so. Squeeze extra water when a little warm and apply on the sore nipple for 5-10 minutes. Do this three times a day for effective results.

However, if you see that the itchiness has increased or the nipples become inflamed discontinue using this remedy. it is also advisable to ask you doctor if you are using anything for the first time.

Nipple soreness is a common problem during breastfeeding and most of the times the reasons could be as simple as the baby not latching properly. It is therefore advised to seek the help of a lactation consultant if you are having issues while breastfeeding.

Also Read: Why I formula-fed my baby against the doctor’s advise

If you have any insights, questions or comments regarding the article, please share them in our Comment box below. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Google+ and Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest from theIndusparent.com

[Image courtesy: top10homeremedies.com]