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9. Chamomile

chamomile teabag

Chamomile can help bring great relief from the discomforts associated with sore nipples. The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties help treat the problem.

  1. Steep one or two chamomile tea bags in hot water for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags and squeeze out the excess water.
  3. Apply the moist tea bags to the nipples or other sore areas of the breast for several minutes.
  4. Before breastfeeding, wash the area with lukewarm water.

You can also drink chamomile tea twice daily to promote healing.


10. Vitamin C

vitamin C


For healthy breasts, a healthy diet is a must. Especially, you must eat more vitamin C-rich foods. Vitamin C helps heal damaged skin tissues. Plus, it can help prevent infection effectively.

  • To increase your vitamin C intake, eat foods like oranges, limes, lemons, kiwis, guavas, papaya, strawberries, kale, mustard greens, broccoli and parsley.
  • You can also take vitamin C supplements after consulting a doctor.

Additional Tips

  • Avoid washing your nipples with soap, alcohol or petroleum-based products.
  • Nipples should be exposed to air as much as possible.
  • Relax before and during feeding and never pull away when your baby is feeding.
  • Feed frequently to avoid your hungry baby biting down hard on the nipple.
  • Try to feed your baby on both breasts at each feeding. It will aid the healing process.
  • Change positions often during breastfeeding to avoid constant pressure on one area.
  • Make sure your baby is positioned and latched properly. Also, the baby must suck properly.
  • During feeding, make sure your baby’s jaws exert pressure on the least tender spots.
  • After breastfeeding, leave your bra off for a while.
  • Make sure not to wear a bra that is too tight.
  • Use plastic dome-shaped breast shells to protect your nipples from rubbing or friction.
  • If using breast pads, try to keep them dry and change them often.
  • When exercising, wear a properly fitting sports bra.

Be sure to consult your doctor right away if you notice any kind of discharge or discomfort that lasts for more than a week.


Medic for Sore Nipples was last modified: September 18th, 2014 by Top10HomeRemedies
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5 thoughts on “Medic for Sore Nipples”

  1. Please sort out easy home remedies for infants. I m first time mom of twins( MA).facing too much difficulties. Colic gas in infants hiccups n other. Do post as soon as possible.moreover include some remedies to increase breast milk n tips fr breastfeeding as my twins got used to of bottlefeed 🙁

  2. as long as the latching on technique is not sorted out properly, this problem will continue…..breast milk is the best that can be done on cracked and sore nipples, but first needs to be cleared up, that there is no fungus on the areola and the nipples, otherwise breast milk will feed the fungus…..change positions, use a lot of fresh air, no soap, oil, aloe vera etc. and forget about all the other remedies when it comes to areola and nipples, the situation is different if there is mastitis or galactostasia.

  3. I am a 22 year old and had off late been suffering from nipple soreness. It might have been due to PMS, but my periods were still around 10 days away and that got me worried. I had tried massaging them, but even touching them slightly caused huge pain. Being shy, i couldn’t share my discomfort with anyone. That’s when i came across this webpage. And viola, the ‘applying of a cloth dipped in warm water’ worked wonders for me! Now the pain is reasonably less and my breasts feel normal again 🙂

  4. hi I m suffering from nipple pain in a single breast around 4,5 months. I have pcod. I discussed with my doctor but no solution so can any one tell me the safe solution about pain…..

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