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Does breastfeeding hurt?

Breastfeeding is generally not painful. Pain is a sign that breastfeeding may not be progressing well. In this case you should seek assistance as the baby may not be attaching properly to the nipple.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 06 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Supporting a breastfeeding mother


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