In order to avoid breast pain, soreness or discomforts while breastfeeding, every nursing mother needs to know about preventive measures, as well as to respond promptly in case some unpleasant sensations occur. Continuing to feed on that breast is important because breastfeeding helps further. There are a number of reasons why you may experience breast pain while youre breastfeeding. Usually the reason can be resolved fairly quickly if you get the right help, says bridget halnan, infant feeding lead in cambridgeshire and fellow of the institute of health visiting. common causes & solutions for breast pain in breastfeeding mothers. Your breasts may feel very full and firm in the first couple of weeks of breastfeeding, while your body is enthusiastically gearing up to churn out plenty of milk for your baby. Breast pain related to engorgement is felt in both breasts, during andor between feedings. Vary breastfeeding positions to help drain all areas of your breast. Use wet or dry heat on your breasts (a warm water bottle, heating pad, washcloth, or warm shower) right before feeding. If nipple soreness persists, contact a la leche league leader for help. Many babies and mothers need to practice to get the right latch. A healthy nursing latch, deep on the breast, will get baby the most milk and prevent pain. Sometimes breast pain may be referred pain from nipple trauma or a muscle strain or injury. A badly fitting bra or tight straps on a baby carrier can cause shooting breast pains. Breastfeeding mothers may also experience premenstrual breast pain or fibrocystic breast pain. they can develop for many reasons including a poor breastfeeding latch, not using a breast pump correctly, or an infection. Then, once you have them, sore nipples can lead to a difficult let-down, a low breast milk supply, or early weaning.