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    Default Red spots on both aerolas

    Hi!
    I am breastfeeding a 20 month old. In March I had my annual exam, my obgyn noticed a red spot on my aerola under my right nipple. She was concerned about it and referred me to a breast specialist. I saw the breast specialist in April, she wasn't worried about it at all. She said it was from breastfeeding. Now that spot is getting a bit better, but I have the exact same spot on the left nipple. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with anything like this? Makes me think it really is from breastfeeding since it is on both sides, but just need a little reassurance.
    The spots don't bother me. They are a 1/2 circle right under the nipple. They follow the line of where his teeth could be, or wondering if it could be from pumping?
    Thanks so much!

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    Default Re: Red spots on both aerolas

    So there is no pain, not even when pumping or nursing, or if you touch the area? Is it raised at all?

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    Default Re: Red spots on both aerolas

    The are is flat. I would almost describe it as a blister, but defintely no fluid in it. No pain, but it is a little uncomfortable when he is nursing, feels like he is pulling. After I pumped the other day I noticed the ring was exactly around the edge of the red spot.

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    Default Re: Red spots on both aerolas

    Maybe friction blisters as described here? (see second paragraph) http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/nipplebleb/

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