Question : My breasts became very hard and sore just after my baby was born. Why was this? BREAST HARD AFTER BABY Answer : A few days after your baby was born the milk supply began. This happens so swiftly that the breasts swell up and become hard and sore. This is called engorgement. It can also happen to women who stop breast feeding, or whose baby has missed a feed.
Question : I have had inverted nipples since I was a child, does this mean that I will not be able to breastfeed? Answer . This is not an uncommon problem-many young girls' nipples are like this, and it is not until adult life that they need any attention. It will probably not affect your ability to breastfeed providing you take action to correct it during your pregnancy by wearing breast shields.