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is it true that when you breastfeed a baby, your nipple changes from pink to light blue?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:10 PM on Jun. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes they look like two bright blue peanut M&M's. No, never happened to me.

    Answer by Steff107 at 11:11 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • No, this is not true.

    Your nipples can turn white if you have nipple vasospasms or Raynaud's Phenomenon. Nipple blanching (turning white) after a feeding occurs when the blood flow to the nipple is limited or cut off. Blanching is most often related to latch problems. More info at Nipple blanching and vasospasm


    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 11:14 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • What?!?!? Never heard of this! My nipples still look the same...just hard all the time though.

    Answer by ABPeterson at 11:19 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • One of my nipple is inverted, so when I nursed on that side my nipple would look purplish after the baby finished. Not a big deal, it would quickly go back to pink.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 11:53 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • Nope.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:24 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • I've never heard of this either

    Answer by Jan0609momma at 3:16 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • WTF? I have never heard this and nursed my first for 18 months and am still nursing my second at 24 months. They are darker pink then before and are hard all the time, but not blue! I know several women who are extended breastfeeders and not one has ever said their nipples were blue.

    Answer by aeneva at 9:44 AM on Jun. 8, 2009

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