The best treatment for sore nipples is prevention.

The best prevention is to ensure a proper latch by the baby
Nipple pain often has one or two causes.

Either the baby is not properly positioned and does not latch onto the breast correctly, or it has a suction problem, or both.

See technical sheets - positions

Cracks may be without visible lesions at first, but the nipple will be sore during feeding: correct the breastfeeding position and the taking of the nipple in the baby's mouth will prevent the emergence of more extensive and painful sores.


Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery


Mission of the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Division 

  • Urgent or semi-urgent reconstruction of soft tissue loss following trauma, severe infection, extended necrosis, as well as in cases of pressure sores, cancer excision or lesions secondary to radiotherapy treatment.
  • General elective plastic surgery, mainly of the breasts and abdomen, body contouring as a part of morbid obesity management.
  • Secondary elective reconstructive surgery in the above indications, as well as in congenital malformations, more particularly craniofacial, thoracic and breast malformations.
  • Aesthetic surgery, with a particular focus on the face, breasts, and body contouring

Breast abscess

A breast abscess is a collection of pus that develops in the breast.

It is characterized by intense pain, fever, heat and a red lump as well as tenderness in the breast.
If you notice any of these symptoms, consult your gynecologist quickly.