Breastfeeding is a learned skill for mothers. Like with learning any new skill, it can take some time to get the hang of breastfeeding. It can take a little while to get used to the strong sucking of a healthy baby. In the early weeks, many mothers experience some nipple pain that ceases after the initial attachment. For most mothers, sore nipples cease to be a problem after the early weeks. Allowing your baby to self attach as often as possible while you both learn helps reduce the chance of getting damaged nipples.The most common reason for sore and damaged nipples is the baby’s poor attachment to the breast.
Taking care in getting your baby on and off your breast, some simple first-aid treatment and a little time and patience are usually all that is needed to solve the problem. You will find that sore nipples improve quickly once your baby attaches correctly for all breastfeeds.