Our expert says:
Yes it will go away, and nipples are very tender in the beginning. Try keeping the nipples well moisturized and watch out for signs of candida infection in baby's mouth or on the nipples. Rub purified lanolin (only the kind formulated especially for breastfeeding mothers and babies) on your nipple after breastfeeding.
After feeding, express a few drops of breast milk and spread the breast milk over the affected nipple. A comfortably warm washcloth or wet teabag on the sore nipples may also help for the pain. Ensure that your nipples stay dry inbetween, change the nursing pads if it gets too wet inbetween.
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