BF sore nipples

Correct positioning and attachment to the breast is most important to ensure comfort for the mother and good transfer of breastmilk for the baby.   If your nipples are sore or cracked, it is important to receive good support when breastfeeding. There is a wide range of breastfeeding support available in Ireland offered by public health nurses, voluntary groups and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). The breastfeeding supporter if necessary can help identify issues and make a plan with you to improve breastfeeding. Links to nationwide support include .  Links to IBCLCs