Shooting pains between feeds
- Check your nipples for colour change ie white or purple
- If they change colour the cause may be Raynauds
- Rule out a bacterial infection – if you see pus or a yellow scab on the nipples or healing is slow see a medical professional.
- Bactroban is the ointment of choice to nipples but you may need antibiotics if this isn’t enough
- Rule out thrush – burning nipples and shooting pains
- Thrush treatment – nilstat drops for baby and miconazole cream to nipples