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does breastfeding change your nipples? Just wondering.

I'm not talkin boobs sagging or anything, I know pregnancy can do that itself. I'm talkin the nipple itself. like stretch it out, cause wrinkled areola and such. if it did, how long did you breastfeed? did they go back to normal after you stopped?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Dec. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My sis had inverted nipples before pregnancy. They kinda flattened out during pregnancy, but actually popped out when she began to breastfeed. They've stayed out ever since.

    Answer by ss_mom at 2:28 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • Mine haven't really changed much at all.

    Answer by Christina807 at 2:59 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • They get tougher. I have heard they go back to being more sensitive a few years after you quit breastfeeding. I wouldn't know though. Been breastfeeding for about 5 years now! :D (4 kids). Mine have gotten thicker/bigger. Not much, there's just a slight difference. The biggest difference is the sensitivity

    Answer by micheledo at 3:03 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • I nipples have been kept in a bra all the time and never touched it may change. If they have never been drawn out by hand or mouth then there is a greater chance of sore nipples and change because there may be little tissue things (I forget the technical term) that get stretched during nursing that has been "virgin". Bras push nipples in and they can be used to being in rather than out. If you nurse for a few weeks or months you may have less change than if you breastfeed a combined total of many years. Some women breastfeed 10 years or longer!


    Answer by Gailll at 8:15 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • mine changed at first but now (about 4 mos after stop BF) they are back to normal

    Answer by lmt_mom2010 at 9:37 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • good question

    Answer by san78 at 7:30 AM on Dec. 28, 2010

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