Prevent soreness and infections during breastfeeding.
Although everyone’s experience is unique, if you choose to breastfeed your newborn there are a few things you can do to help keep harmful germs and infection away. First, keep your nipples clean by washing daily. If you use breast pads, change them when wet and do not use pads with plastic on the back. Also, expose your nipples to the air as much as possible. For example, wear clothing that allows air to circulate and moisture to evaporate. If any part of your breast becomes irritated consult your healthcare provider for guidance.1