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Sore Nipples – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

Posted by Saloni Editorial on

Sore nipples is a common problem in women especially breast feeding mothers suffer from this painful and discomforting condition. According to medical experts, yeast infection and improper breast feeding position could the reason for sore nipples.

Symptoms:

  • Cracked and painful nipples

 

Causes:

  • Yeast infection
  • Improper feeding position makes it difficult for the baby to suck milk and results in tearing of nipples

 

Natural home remedy using basil leaves:

  1. Crush a handful of basil leaves to make paste
  2. Apply this paste on the affected area
  3. Wash off before the feeding session
  4. Do this several times a day

Natural home remedy using ice:

  1. Take a few ice cubes
  2. Wrap them in a clean piece of cloth
  3. Place this on the affected area for 2-3 min
  4. Repeat this 3 times a day

Natural home remedy using aloe vera:

  1. Take a few aloe vera leaves
  2. Remove the thorns and the outer skin
  3. Extract its gel from inside
  4. Apply this gel on the nipples
  5. Make sure to wash it off before the next feeding session

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