What is it?
Nipple pain is common in the early days of breastfeeding. It generally improves after the first few weeks, but if it persists, you should see your GP to check for any other causes.
Other possible causes for nipple pain include infection, nipple vasospasm and milk blisters which may require treatment by your GP. Your baby may also have difficulty with attachment at the breast or a tongue tie. Your GP can advise if you and your baby need further review by a lactation consultant or specialist.