There Are White Spots On The Nipples Of Breastfeeding Mothers?

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Hello, I’m a 20 year old nursing mother. I want to ask if there is white* in the middle of the nipple, what is it? I tried to sneeze but it doesn’t work. what is danger? please enlighten

1 Answer:

Hi Ikha,

The whites on the nipples can be dirt that sticks to the nipples, dry peeling skin, or dry soap residue. This is generally harmless, you can try cleaning with a soft cloth dampened in warm water or with baby oil, but don't rub the nipple too hard because it can make the nipple sore and irritated. could be caused by the following things:

Milk that comes out or there is blockage of the milk ducts due to dead skin cells that accumulate and mix with oil. White-white is a white liquid that comes out of the nipple, for example due to excessive stimulation, infection, hormonal disorders, and malignancy. For the time being, you can try the tips above by using warm water or baby oil first. If the whites don't go away, try doing a breast self-examination to detect lumps or other changes in your breasts. If you find a lump or other changes, I suggest that you see a doctor immediately so that further examination can be done to confirm your condition. Then the doctor will provide the right treatment for you.

Here is an article that relates to the topic of your question:

Check your own breasts

Thanks and hope it helps,

dr. Devika Y

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