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Breast feeding is very important for the health and well-being of infants and mothers. It has been traditional way of feeding newborn in our country and is one of the most natural and beneficial acts a mother can do for her child. Areola irritation is regular in breastfeeding ladies during the initial not many days after conveyance. Most of the sore and broke areolas are the aftereffect of wrong situating and connection of the infant at the breast.  The present study aims to assess the effectiveness of breast milk application on sore nipples among postnatal mothers in a Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai. A quantitative pre-experimental one group pretest and post-test research configuration was embraced and the examination was directed with 30 postnatal moms who were chosen by utilizing non-likelihood purposive inspecting method. The organized meeting was utilized to gather segment information and Nipple Trauma Checklist was utilized to survey the sensitive areola. Pretest was directed prior to overseeing the bosom milk by surveying the areola utilizing Nipple Trauma Checklist. Investigator expressed the mother’s breast milk into a sterile gauze piece and gently rubbed over the nipples, allowing it to air dry for 10-15 minutes. Intervention was given for thrice a day for two days and posttest was done on the third day. The study finding shows that critical improvement was seen which unmistakably derives that use of expressed breast milk over areola was discovered to be compelling in the administration of areola irritation among postnatal moms.


Breast Milk Nipple Soreness Cracked nipples Postnatal Mothers

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Varalakshmi E, & Jayabharathi K. (2020). Effectiveness of breast milk application on sore nipples among postnatal mothers. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL4), 239-242.