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Sore breasts are common in women as they undergo through the menstrual cycle every month. However, it is much more common in pregnancy. One of the first signs of pregnancy is sore breasts and nipples. You might notice your breasts becoming achy and swollen, and your nipples hypersensitive, while you are pregnant. Hormonal duo of progesterone and estrogen deserves most of the blame for breast soreness and pain. Breast swelling and sensitivity may start between the 4th and 6th week of pregnancy and can last throughout the first trimester.
Although, you cannot do much to stop your surging hormones, there are several remedies which could help you in providing relief. Of course, it might interfere with your day-to-day activities, but before using any of the medications, it is suggest to see your doctor or speak with lactation consultant. Here are some of the pain-relieving options:
Consult your doctor before making any dietary changes, it will help you to understand your pregnancy better.