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will my 3yr old's invere nipples correct themselves?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Usually.,: As your child reaches puberty, the areola and nipple skin starts changing. For most kids, nipple inversion resolves at that time. For moms (and moms to be) who still have inverted nipples, working with your hospital's lactation consultant can help.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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Jan 10, 2012
Dr. Syed Masood
Specializes in Pediatrics
Most of them will: Most of them will. Some chubby children with fat in the chest area, they will stay inverted but it does not cause any problems.

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Lanolin: You can apply lanolin cream or express breast milk and let it dry onto your nipple. The fat from the breast milk helps to heal chapped nipples.
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Why do my nipples feel like they are burning?

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They may be dry: If you are a new to breastfeeding your nipples may become raw and irritated until they "toughen up" during the process. Lanolin or your own milk can help ease the transition.
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How can I avoid getting marks on my nipples while pumping?

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Less suction: Vigorous pumping can lead to suction bruises. If your pump has a suction strength adjustment, lessen the suction to see if it resolves the problem. Regardless, suction bruises may be unsightly, but they are harmless.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can one increase the size of their nipples?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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No practical way: Nipple size is what you get and there is no pharmacological or exercise means to increase the size. They will enlarge somewhat during pregnancy. If you are obsessed with your nipple size, you could consider a cosmetic enlargement with a carefully applied donut ring of tattoo but this is an extreme solution.

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