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How we can help you to deal with breastfeeding nipple pain!

Kellie Eason, Advanced Practice IBCLC. BHSc. (Nursing), Post. Grad. Dip in Midwifery - MILK...early parenting support, Melbourne, Australia

Mother breastfeeding newborn baby
Breastfeeding Mother

We deal with breastfeeding nipple pain identifying and directly addressing it's root causes.

If you've been advised to keep practicing your latch technique but still experience discomfort during breastfeeding, your baby's tight jaw muscles may be the culprit.

This can lead to biting, gumming, or clamping nipple sensations, toe-curling pain, nipple damage, and more. While lip or tongue ties are often associated with this condition, it's more likely that your baby's jaw tension is to blame.

Breastfeeding coordination requires around 30 pairs of muscles and nerves, which can be impacted by compressional forces during birth. Babies with quick, long, or assisted births may be more prone to jaw tension.

Click on this link for a quick look at how the jaw opens & closes

The two red jaw muscles are just two of the face and mouth muscles we work on to help baby's to latch well.

As a Lactation Consultant IBCLC, I utilize traditional strategies as well as advanced techniques to provide breastfeeding nipple pain relief. These may include oral and facial massage, direct and indirect muscle release, and activation of spontaneous jaw movements.

These methods are not typically used by most Lactation Consultant IBCLC's, but I've obtained certification through Intensive IBCLC Masterclass Workshops and Paediatric Oral Myofunctional Therapy courses.

If you're experiencing painful breastfeeding, contact us at to schedule a consultation.


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Hi, thanks for stopping by!

At MILK early parenting support, I strive to be your go-to source for all your parenting needs – from pre-birth to post-birth. I'm a passionate and experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I love empowering expectant and new parents with all the knowledge and support they need to make the right decisions for their family.

Whether it’s helping you find the best feeding and sleeping strategies, or ensuring that your baby is getting the nutrition they need for optimal growth, I'm here to make sure that you and your baby get the best start in life.

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