Painful nipple trauma while breastfeeding is one of the most common complications experienced by breastfeeding women.
Delaying the first breastfeed is more likely to be associated with breast engorgement leading to possible mastitis and nipple trauma.
Robyn's research found that nipple trauma was significantly associated with the commonly taught cross-cradle technique involving nipple to nose and forcefully trying to 'attach' the baby to the breast.
In most cases this may be avoided by introducing a few guiding principles of The Thompson Method.
If you're reading this and you're experiencing painful nipple trauma or any common complications listed here, you are not alone. Sometimes, it may just mean some mindful consideration, careful observation and minor adjustment to improve the discomfort you or your baby may be experiencing.
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