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