what can i do about sensitive nipples?

Question: My nipples are so sensitive it hurts to wear a bra. What can I do to stop the pain?

Answer: Maybe you should start by finding a better bra. If you wear lacy bras, they might be constantly irritating your nipples. Try
wearing a well-fitting cotton bra for a few days and see if that feels better.

It’s also possible that you’re allergic to the detergent you’re using to wash your bras and that this is behind your sensitive nipples. If so, try switching up detergents to see if it makes a difference.

Being pregnant can also cause breast and nipple sensitivity, and you
should also know that a lot of girls notice that their nipples are
really sensitive before
or during their periods.

If changing your bra
doesn’t help, you might want to consider seeing your doctor, just to
make sure there isn’t anything else going on.

There are a lot of issues that girls have to deal with when it comes to their boobs, but pain shouldn’t be one of them.

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  • …..

    welll mine are so sensitive that i if i touch them they actually make me turned on and i dont like that…
    ……

  • Mary

    Oh my gosh I have the same promblem or should i say had. I now paste pickles on my nipples to stop chaffing, irratation and bleeding. Only two ingredients needed bread and butter vlasic pickles and instant nail glue. Works great trust me.

  • Mary

    Oh my gosh I have the same promblem or should i say had. I now paste pickles on my nipples to stop chaffing, irratation and bleeding. Only two ingredients needed bread and butter vlasic pickles and instant nail glue. Works great trust me.

  • Jenn

    I have heard that too much salt in your diet and caffeine can affect nipple sensitivity.

  • Marie-Hél&egr

    Also, if you wear a padded bra, check that there is no seams that comes in contact with your nipples. That might irritates you.
    And I've never try it, but maybe a pastie under your bra would cut off some of the over sensitivity, a bit like a band-aid?