Nipple Pain and Trauma: Causes and Treatments
60 - 90 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

Two versions of this talk are available: one for breastfeeding specialists and one for families. They cover:

  • The most common causes of nipple pain and trauma
  • Comfort measures that can ease pain  
  • Unusual causes of nipple pain and trauma
  • Current treatments and some up-and-coming options

More than 90% of new mothers experience nipple pain. This session provides an in-depth review of the causes of nipple pain and trauma.  It also reviews comfort measures mothers can use and includes a four-stage system for assessing nipple trauma and recommended, evidence-based treatments for each stage.