2 doctors weighed in:

If i’m nursing and there is a white spot on my nipple along with breast pain, what should I do?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Pediatrics

In brief: Warm compress

The white spot is most likely a "bleb" that forms at the end of the nipple, making it harder for the milk to come out and causing pain.
Warm compresses may help it loosen and be removed. The baby nursing from that side may help as well. If that doesn't work, sometimes a surgeon can quickly remove them. They often recur. Lecithin has been suggested as a way to stop the recurrences.

In brief: Warm compress

The white spot is most likely a "bleb" that forms at the end of the nipple, making it harder for the milk to come out and causing pain.
Warm compresses may help it loosen and be removed. The baby nursing from that side may help as well. If that doesn't work, sometimes a surgeon can quickly remove them. They often recur. Lecithin has been suggested as a way to stop the recurrences.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Thank
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics

In brief: See your doctor

If you are having pain and changes in your nipple, you may have developed a yeast infection.
In any case, you need to get checked by your doctor. Nipple pain is a sign of a problem, your doctor will advise you on treatment and ways to manage the pain. Also check your baby's mouth for white patches or white coating on the gums and inside the lips and cheeks. This could be thrush.

In brief: See your doctor

If you are having pain and changes in your nipple, you may have developed a yeast infection.
In any case, you need to get checked by your doctor. Nipple pain is a sign of a problem, your doctor will advise you on treatment and ways to manage the pain. Also check your baby's mouth for white patches or white coating on the gums and inside the lips and cheeks. This could be thrush.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
14 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors