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I am breastfeeding my 7 week old DS and have noticed some tiny pimples on my nipples and it is a little bit sore when I feed, is this from some type of infection? Or could it just be from the breast pads and the hot weather?
Also my nipples look slightly cracked. Could this be from poor attachment?(sometimes during the night I am so tired I just feed when I'm sleeping in bed).
I cant remember what they are called- but dont touch them :) if you pop them like a pimple I have been told you will probably get an infection ...
I think they are something to do with milk ducts??? help me out here people !!!
- as you can see - I cant help you much other than to say a) they are perfectly nomal and b) dont pop them !!! :D
DER ( am tired from bubhub meeting last night!!! ) - I didn't answer your second question...
it could be from poor attachment - it is so hard to tell!!!! but ((hugs!!)) there isn't many things that are worse than nipple pain!!
have you got some lamisoh for your nipples??? it is lanolin - in a purple tube from the chemist - expensive .. but lasts AGES .. it cures most issues with nipples... and best of all doens't have to be wiped off before bubs attaches again.
it cured most of my issues (inc cracked nipple) - and I just found when feeding it just made my nipples feel better all the time..
hope that helps!!!!
I cant remember what they are called but they are normal :) I asked the same question.
And the cracked nipples are more than likely due to bad attachment. I find it best to express a little after each feed, rub the milk on & around the nipple area & let it dry for a couple of minutes before doing up your bra.
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I was told they are from blocked milk ducts and I was actually told to squeeze the ready ones its just old milk but this was from a midwife and a lactation consultant...
If you are talking about the aureola, and not the nipple itself, these are called Montgomery's tubercles, and they secrete a substance which is antibacterial, and keeps everything clean and safe for your baby.
A short article about them
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