I was one of the few lucky women that had very minimal issues when I started breastfeeding. I had minimal pain and my son latched well. Things were smooth sailing until he started teething around 10 months old. During his teething episodes, he would often bite while breastfeeding and my nipples took a beating. I needed some relief and fast. I heard about a product called Soothies and I went right out to Walgreens and bought some.
Soothies are a gel pad that are designed to provide relief for sore nipples. According directly to the box Soothies:
* "Are designed to enhance breastfeeding success.
* Provide smooth protective barrier.
* Are handy for instant relief
Soothies live up to all of their claims. I don't know that I could have continued to breastfeed if it wasn't for the relief the Soothies provided.
Two of the best things about the product are that they are reusable and that you can put them in the refrigerator for additional cooling sensation.
Soothies does advise right on the packaging that total usage should not exceed three weeks.
I recommend Soothies to all breastfeeding mothers and I give them as a gift to all my breastfeeding friends. They are amazing and really provided the best relief for my sore nipples.