As a result of this pain, it often interferes with the process of breastfeeding the baby. Not infrequently the pain makes the mother shed tears, in order to continue giving her breast milk to newborns.
Painful breasts can have a variety of reasons. The levels vary, from mild to chronic, accompanied by fever. Well, this time we will discuss what causes breast pain during the breastfeeding period. We consider the following.
1. Injured nipples
Sore breasts and blistered nipples are often problems that are often found in mothers who are just breastfeeding their babies. As this happens because of the incorrect breastfeeding position. To fix this, try various breastfeeding positions until you get a comfortable and fitting position. In addition, to treat injured nipples, do not rush to stop breastfeeding the baby. Baby saliva is a natural remedy for sore nipples. Put a small amount of breast milk on both sore nipples after breastfeeding so that they heal quickly.
2. Breasts that feel full
Sore and ‘swollen’ breasts will generally occur when the milk in the breasts is too full. Our breasts produce their milk according to the baby’s needs and according to the mother’s schedule when breastfeeding, so when the mother is 1-2 hours late in giving breast milk to the baby, the breasts will feel so tight. In addition, breasts that feel so full will also be felt in the first week after giving birth. This is because the baby has not been able to breastfeed properly.
Masitis is an inflammation of the breast or an infection that occurs in the breast due to several causes, one of which is a blocked milk duct that cannot be treated properly. This infection will generally be accompanied by fever. To fix this you are advised to consult a doctor. Usually the doctor will prescribe antibiotics. Or you are advised to continue breastfeeding so that the breasts can be emptied immediately. The baby’s suction while feeding is the best pump for your breast. Don’t worry, you can still give breast milk even though you have masitis and the milk you give is safe.
Breast pain conditions like this are generally rare, but some mothers experience it. Vasospasm is a condition in which the mother’s nipples are very sensitive to cold air. The nipples will appear white after breastfeeding and will then turn bluish and purple accompanied by pain that is so painful as if it was stung. If the mother experiences this, then take care and try to keep the mother warm, especially before and after breastfeeding.
Knowing some of the causes of pain during breastfeeding and how to deal with it is expected to increase the mother’s insight and if one of them occurs at least she knows what to do without panicking.