Happy Mothers Breastfed Babies
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Purple Nipple after Pumping

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    102

    Exclamation Purple Nipple after Pumping

    Does this happen to anyone else? I have noticed that while I am pumping and right after I have purple nipples. Is this cause for concern? I currently use a PISA twice a day while I am at work. I pump for 15 minutes each session.
    Happy Mama of 4 beautiful boys ages 14, 10, 7 and the newest member of the family:
    Damian Gabriel 2/13/13 , , twice a day at work, and finally successfully. We never gave up and we are as happy as can be !!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    20,617

    Default Re: Purple Nipple after Pumping

    Sounds like a vasospasm: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/moth...ple-blanching/. A different size of shields may help, since vasospasms often result from compression of the nipple.
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
    Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    75

    Default Re: Purple Nipple after Pumping

    I notice the same thing. It goes away as soon as I stop pumping. I was also wondering if my shield could possibly be to big (I can't imagine it being too small). I don't really know how to tell. I think my whole (if not most) areola gets sucked in with my nipple. I'm not sure how much or how little should get sucked into the flange. I never have know if I am using the right size. My nipple/areaola looks like it swells while pumping. Is this normal too?
    ~Chrissy~

    First time mother to Avery Grace 7/17/2012


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •