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Breast Help?

im 25 weeks pregnant, and I have noticed pimples on my nipple, actually the bumpy part, this may sound grose but do I pop it, is it a pimple is it bad???

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:13 AM on Jun. 9, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • its not a pimple, i dont remember what it is called, but it makes it easier for the babies to latch on and BF.

    Answer by HelloKitty86 at 1:37 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • They are completely normal, and they may or may not go away....they should at least get less noticible after pregnancy. Some women have them all the time.

    They are called Montgomery Glands. You can google them for lots of info, here is just an example of info online:

    Answer by nico409ant at 1:39 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

    The milk is made in the alveoli (grape) and travels down the ducts (stems) going from the smallest duct to the largest ending at a small pouch just under the areola, called the lactiferous sinus (which would be like a widening in the thickest part of the stem). The hormone estrogen promotes the growth and branching of this ductal system. Prolactin and other hormones also contribute to breast growth in pregnancy and preparation for breastfeeding.
    Women may notice the darker skin around the nipple, the areola, increasing in diameter and getting deeper in color. It is believed that the darker color of the areola serves a purpose by helping the newborn to spot the nipple. The Montgomery glands, the small pimple-like glands on the areola, also enlarge during pregnancy. The role of the Montgomery glands is to secrete a substance that lubricates and helps to protec

    Answer by nico409ant at 1:46 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

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