When breastfeeding, your nipples and breasts go through a lot. In the first few days, while you and baby are still learning, you may experience sore nipples from pumping or nursing. Use these tips to help prevent and treat sore nipples. The key to curbing nipple pain is a good latch.
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There are many possible causes for breast pain. For example, changes in the level of hormones during menstruation or pregnancy often causes breast pain. Some swelling and tenderness just before your period is normal. Some women who have pain in one or both breasts may fear breast cancer.
Noncyclic breast pain. The pain may come from the breast. Or it may come from somewhere else, such as nearby muscles or joints, and may be felt in the breast. The pain can range from minor discomfort to severely disabling pain in some cases. Many women with breast pain are afraid they may have breast cancer.