As your baby sucks it is normal to feel a gentle tugging or a pulling feeling on your nipple and areola.
Because your hormones are changing and your breasts are stretching, your nipples may feel a little tender for up to a week. They should not be cracked or bleeding.
When your baby is latched on well, breastfeeding should not hurt. If it hurts, reposition your baby or ask for help.
|Look for These Signs of a Good Latch|
These pictures show a baby latched properly.
|While you are in the hospital, your nurse or a breastfeeding specialist called a lactation consultant, can help you make sure your baby latches on to your breast properly.|