Have you been suffering from nipple pain, grazed or cracked nipples during breastfeeding?

Nursing a newborn can be a beautiful experience, but it can also be challenging at times. Many mothers find the initial stages of breastfeeding tricky, with 80% of breastfeeding women experiencing some nipple pain or fissures. This pain can be so severe that it hinders mothers from continuing to breastfeed.

Causes of nipple pain during breastfeeding can include:
💙Issues with positioning and attachment
💙Friction on the nipple from the infants sucking action
💙Strong infant sucking action
💙Nipple shape
💙Infection (e.g thrush on the nipple)
💙Raynaud’s disease
How can physio help?
Your physio can use low-level laser treatment on the nipple area. This non-invasive light source treatment generates a single wavelength of light. It emits no heat, sound, or vibration and is not painful.
Laser therapy helps by:
💙Assisting with wound healing & pain reduction
💙Increasing blood flow to the area
💙Reducing inflammation
Often resolved with only a small number of sessions, nipple pain can be relieved with just 1-3 treatments. So if you are experiencing breastfeeding pain, do not hesitate to contact your physio for support.