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I have been reading a little bit about this and I think I may have flat nipples. I haven't seen too much info on what problems this would cause or how to deal with it. Can anyone share any wisdom with me? Is there anything I would need to do differently?
Michele - wife to Jason and mommy to Vincent (7/12/10) and Maggie (4/16/14)
I had very flat nipples one inverted when I had Cole, I just used some Breast shells and they drew the whole nipple out so he could latch. I had to wear them for a few weeks but they worked great now they are "normal" another benefit in wearing them while I fed on one side the other shell filled up with almost 2oz of milk I could save Medela breast Shells : mothercare- Nursery Equipment, Maternity Clothes & Baby Shop
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Just cause I don't post much doesn't make me less active just means I may not give a **** about a certain topic. :-)
Michele - I have flat nipples - my right is a lot flatter than the left... I am thinking about the breast shells, but haven't seen them anywhere over here, so I may just have to hope that it all works out! I'll let you know how my experience goes, in about... 10 weeks!!!!
Some women are lucky enough that when the baby latches and nurses it draws the nipple out enough. I've read/been told its more of the areola then the nipple that the baby needs.
I have flat and inverted nipples and super large areolas(TMI lol) and my children were not able to latch with out a nipple shield but it was a last resort type of thing.