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How soon after birth will my areolas return to their original color?

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Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Pediatrics
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In brief: When? Hmmmm....

While most pregnancy-related changes in the breast will eventually go away, the darker-colored, thicker areola, an adaptation that prepares you for the wear-and-tear of nursing, may never fully change back.
It may become lighter over the course of weeks to months, but this is a gradual process and often incomplete.

In brief: When? Hmmmm....

While most pregnancy-related changes in the breast will eventually go away, the darker-colored, thicker areola, an adaptation that prepares you for the wear-and-tear of nursing, may never fully change back.
It may become lighter over the course of weeks to months, but this is a gradual process and often incomplete.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: May remain darker

Women can have increased pigmentation (darker coloring) on the face, the areolas, and some other areas of the body during pregnancy.
After delivery, the coloring gradually returns towards normal over a few months, but areolas may remain darker than their original pre-pregnant color.

In brief: May remain darker

Women can have increased pigmentation (darker coloring) on the face, the areolas, and some other areas of the body during pregnancy.
After delivery, the coloring gradually returns towards normal over a few months, but areolas may remain darker than their original pre-pregnant color.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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