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Doctor insights on: Lactation Problems Inverted Nipples

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I think I have inverted nipples. Will this cause any problems?

Not usually, but may: Inverted nipples can create a problem during breastfeeding by making it more difficult for the baby to properly latch. In some cases, they are also more prone to injury of the nipple surface. Even if the nipples don’t evert on their own, this characteristic should not prevent most women from successfully breastfeeding their children. ...Read more

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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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Is having inverted nipples a problem for breastfeeding?

Is having inverted nipples a problem for breastfeeding?

It can be: Inverted nipples can make it difficult for the baby to latch properly. A good lactation consultant cand show you some things that might help. Many moms find the easiest way to get the all important breastmilk to the infant is to pump and then feed from a bottle. ...Read more

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Why do some people have inverted nipples?

Why is one person..: ....5 foot two and another person is 6 foot one? Why are some blond and some brunette? Because different people are made differently. ...Read more

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How can I make normal my inverted nipples?

How can I make normal my inverted nipples?

Surgery if desired: Plastic surgery is probably the only true way of correcting inverted nipples. Some advocate regularly stretching (hoffman technique)/stimulating the nipples to loosen tissue. Some have used suction from a 10 cc syringe. During nursing of a baby-some will use nipple shields. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who has expertise if you truly are not happy with your nipples. ...Read more

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How can I get inverted nipples to be normal?

How can I get inverted nipples to be normal?

Need to be checked: First you need to find out why your nipple is inverted, since one of the causes of nipple inversion is an underlying malignancy. If your nipple has been inverted for a long time and cancer is not its cause, surgical correction can be done by a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I make my inverted nipples point out?

Is this new?: There are a few questions: is this new or have you always had this? Is it 1 or 2 nipples? Is there a mass? If this is something you have always had and on both sides, this can be corrected surgically. I recommend a complete exam by your physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible to grow out an inverted nipples?

Is it possible to grow out an inverted nipples?

Not likely: Not if you are fully grown. Certainly some can change in adolescence with full maturity. Plastic surgeons do have some techniques to address this issue. ...Read more

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Is it possible to make inverted nipples normal?

Is it possible to make inverted nipples normal?

Usually not: In most cases, inverted nipples are due to anatomic changes in the nipples. If this is something that has been ongoing for a long period of time, it can be surgically corrected. When 1 nipple inverts and/or is associated with a mass, then you need evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause a female to have inverted nipples?

What can cause a female to have inverted nipples?

Genes, may be: If you are discovering it now, ask the female how long has she noticed these to be the case. While there are some medical medical conditions, like obesity, sagging breasts etc. in majority of cases it is genetically determined. In some cases stimulation can cause nipples to revert to normal position and the problem can affect one or both sides. ...Read more

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Is there a way to make my inverted nipples pop out?

Is there a way to make my inverted nipples pop out?

Usually not: In most cases, inverted nipples are due to anatomic changes in the nipples. If this is something that has been ongoing for a long period of time, it can be surgically corrected. When 1 nipple inverts and/or is associated with a mass, then you need evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Inverted Nipples (Definition)

An inverted nipple (occasionally invaginated nipple) is a nipple that, instead of pointing outward, is ...Read more


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Lactation Problems (Definition)

Lactation problems occur when the mother has difficulty producing or maintaining enough breast ...Read more