- Wear a sports bra.
A sports bra can help minimize movement of your breasts, which is one reason you might feel pain.
- Sleep in a bra.
You might find that sleeping in a bra is helpful to minimize movement and help with tenderness.
- Avoid contact.
Sometimes it's important to be hands off. Be sure to communicate this to your partner in a loving way, rather than snapping and hurting their feelings.
- Shower Spray
This one can go either way. Try getting into a warm shower and letting the stream hit your breasts. Some mothers find it comforting, while others find it painful. If it's painful, avoid it; if it feels good, do it.
- Wear breast pads.
Breast pads can help shield your nipple from the lining of your bra. This can be particularly painful if there is a seam that runs through the inside of the cup of your bra. Look for seamless bras, too.
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