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Babies Inverted Nipples
Depends: If the nipple was inverted before the procedure then breast reduction alone will not correct that. If it wasn't beforehand, there may be some traction/tension on the deeper tissues that are pulling the nipple into the breast mound. If its early after surgery, swelling of the surrounding tissue can give the appearance of inversion. Go back and talk to your surgeon and let him/her evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: If the piercing hits into the ducts, milk flow could be affected. Production should not be a problem, but you may be more prone to mastitis and/or have some minor problems with let down of the milk. That being said, I have known many women to breast feed without any problems who had history of nipple piercing, so I wouldn't rule it out just based on that. ...Read more
Causation: Causes : inverted nipple is not medically harmful and is quite common. Hereditary is the major cause for inverted nipple since for many women it is inherited by birth. However this kind of shy nipple can be pulled out through stimulation or proper massage when she becomes pregnant. Actual reason for inheriting inverted nipple is the underlying tissues and ligaments of the breast. ...Read more
Common : Unfortunately, cracked nipples are very common while breastfeeding. There are several over the counter preparations available to help and many experts recommend cabbage leaves for this. The Laleache League is a great resource for help with this and all issues related to breast feeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Why Nipple Inversion: If you have always had an inverted nipple then it is usually caused by shotened milk ducts and internal fibrous tissue. If it is a new finding then see your doctor as it may represent a malignancy. To correc this, i recommend trying a non surgical approach called the nipplette. It is a suction device that works for most women. It can be found on line and you do not need a prescription. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can nipples be so inverted that they pull areolas in as well? 17 years old, developed breasts at 10, inverted nipples and no visible areolas.
No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inverted nipples: Lots of new mom have the same frusttration. There are nipple shields to facilitate baby sucking on the breasts to be able to breastfeed. Depending on the degreeof inversion, it takes short or longer time but th ekey is to make sure the baby keeps sucking a tthe brest even if it si wiht the nipple shields. ...Read more
You have grade1: Inverted nipple grade 1 refers to nipples that can easily be pulled out, by using finger pressure around the aureola. The grade 1 inverted nipple maintains its projections and rarely retracts. Also, grade 1 inverted nipples may occasionally pop up without manipulation or pressure. ...Read more
Generally, not: A breast fibroadenoma is usually solid, well defined, and "rubbery" to palpation and does not involve the mammary ducts, thus no discharge. During pregnancy, the discharge may be the initial preparation of the breasts to manufacture milk. Call your OB md and have it evaluated. ...Read more
24yrs old, lost roughly 20lbs, right breast very wrinkly, has bumps on areola/whitish bumps on nipple.Left breast slightly wrinkled, nipple inverted.
Is the nipple: inversion new? If yes - would have this medically checked. The bumps on nipple and areola are likely to be Montgomery Glands. ...Read more
Awesome: You are lucky, most women don't feel their milk come in until a few days after the baby is born. ...Read more