Question by  Elle54 (36)

What should I do about a whitehead on a breastfeeding nipple?


Answer by  maggiec1179aolcom (754)

Try to leave it alone and let it run it's course. If you try to pop it you will risk it getting irratated or infected and risk having issues with feeding. Assuming that it isn't bothering you too much try to leave it alone until it runs it's course and goes away.


Answer by  kanwacker (6)

I have never heard of being able to get a whitehead on your nipple. Is it painful? If it is painful it may be a clogged duct in which I would definately go see your lactation specialist. Maybe just use a warm washcloth over it and see if it goes away after awhile like a normal whitehead.


Answer by  aecarpenter (516)

Do not pop any whiteheads or bumps on your breasts. These are for moisturizing your nipples and it keeps them from drying and cracking. It will go away eventually. If you pick at it it could become infected and cause even more problems for you. It might help you to "air" your breasts for a period of time everyday.


Answer by  Jsands1982 (871)

When my wife was pregnant she got a few of those, she asked her doc. and he said to leave them alone. One she had our babies a couple more appeared but she followed the doc. Advice to let them be and they were completely gone soon after that. It's a hormonal thing.

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