Sore nipples from pumping — The Bump
March 2015 Moms

Sore nipples from pumping

I'm 2.5 weeks postpartum, pumping exclusively and my nipples have been getting more and more painful these last couple days! I put lanolin on them after every pump.. Any suggestions for other products or tricks to try?? I feel like sticking both breasts in tubs of Chapstick!! Lol

Re: Sore nipples from pumping

  • The only suggestion I have is to double check you're using the correct size flange of nipple piece . Using the wrong size will definitely make you very sore
  • It could be chafing. I express milk on my nipples right before I pump. While it's still wet, I attach everything and pump. A little lubrication goes a long way.
  • Agree with everyone else and also make sure you aren't setting the pump too high.
  • Thanks ladies.. Some good advice I'll definitely try!
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