Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Crusting on nipples?

Im 32 weeks pregnant and have noticed (since early on in my pregnancy) that at times there's a slight white crusting in between the cracks (not caused by dryness) in the areolar region of my breasts. Some folks have told me its just milk droplets from the breasts which have probably crystallized.The same had happened with my first pregnancy and there's no pain or anything of the sort associated with it...during showers its jus falls off, has anyone experienced this? would really appreciate your answers..

Answer Question

Asked by Sunid at 3:45 AM on Mar. 17, 2009 in Pregnancy

Level 1 (0 Credits)
Answers (3)
  • It's colostrom, your body is just preparing itself to breastfeed.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:07 AM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • yep i do it too. Not a problem just one of those wierd things that happen to your body

    Answer by AK_aries at 11:12 AM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • That happened to me too! My midwife said it was colostrom. Nothing to worry about just weird.

    Answer by jnsdrf at 11:41 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.