I have sore nipples, shall I continue to breastfeed?

I have sore nipples, shall I continue to breastfeed?

The most frequent cause of sore nipples is improper suckling, for example, when baby got used to sucking the bottle or breast engorgement of mother makes it hard on baby to suckle. Please consult the Maternal and Child Health Centres or other healthcare professionals for breastfeeding coaching. Breastfeeding coaching will let both you and your baby learn about the proper suckling skills and the problem on sore nipples will be solved. If you want to stop direct nursing for a while because of pain, you should still keep on expressing the milk to maintain your milk supply.

If you have received breastfeeding coaching before but your condition does not improve or you still have any queries, please consult the Maternal and Child Health Centres or other healthcare professionals.