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does breastfeeding change your nipples?

from the sucking I mean. does it make the actual nipple longer by stretching it out and does it go back to normal? I don't want flaccid nipples as I would find that extremely unsexy so if that happens I will pump instead. can you give me input please?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:48 PM on Apr. 26, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (23)
  • Mine were flat (think large breast with a tick tack for a nip) and I nursed for 15 months and now they are not flat...seemed to help me!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • mine were a little different for a while, but once i stopped they went back to normal. they were never flacid though.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • Yes.

    So now you need to decide, which is more important:

    *being sexy*


    giving your child the ultimate and totally very best nutrition in the world POSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • I've heard it does. They might sag a little too after.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • My breast pretty much look the same, I breastfed 2 children 14 months each. They are actually a little bigger to that is a plus :-)

    Answer by laciD at 12:05 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Pregnancy changes your breasts and nipples a great deal, whether you choose to breastfeed or not.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:42 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • My nipples changed. But that was a good thing. I have tubular breasts and I had little teeny tiny nipples and my son had a hard time latching on. After several months of pumping and nursing my breasts finally cooperated and my nipples got bigger.

    They're not flaccid, they're always pointy! lol

    I don't know what they'll look like after I'm done breastfeeding, but a little saggy boobs or nipples that are slightly larger than they were before (they'll get that way with pumping too hunny) is NOT my priority. My priority is the lifelong benefit that breastfeeding affords both my son and I healthwise.

    You do realize breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer, right?

    What good will pretty nipples be if you have to have a mastectomy?

    Answer by JamesAndMe at 1:00 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • P.S. As I understand it scientifically, most of the "damage" is done during pregnancy anyway. ;)

    Answer by JamesAndMe at 1:03 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • No, I bf or 15 months and had no nipple change. HOWEVER two pregnancys have cnahged my nipples significantly. They got bigger (circumfrence) and darker.

    But again... bfing didn't enact any change... pregnancy did it all.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 2:09 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • The only changes in my breasts occurred while I was pregnant. They have not changed back to normal yet, but they are not dramatically different. I have been breastfeeding almost two years now any my nipples are not stretched. My areolas are slightly larger and just barely a shade darker than before I got pregnant.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

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