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  1. #1
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    Jun 2006

    Default nipples very taut and big after bf!!@@!!

    Hi there u moms!!

    Something that worries me silly I have been nursing my 2.5 months old since birth and seem to have this problem not only continuing but also growing!! Its the size of my nipples. I seem to have a very erect nipple almost half of a day and the size of my nipples were not this big before breastfeeding!!!! So the issue is it is very sensitive all day and it SHOWS!!!! I cant go out without a nursing pad. I use nursing pads to avoid a protruding nipple rather than to absorb leaks!!!!!

    Is this normal????Or Can i do something about it???

    Pls help


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    Default Re: nipples very taut and big after bf!!@@!!

    It seems normal, at least it is what it was like for me. I remember telling my girlfirend that I thought I could hitchhike by just popping a nipple out! Honest, as big as my thumb! ALL THE TIME!

    I don't remember when it started to go back to normal but my dd is almost 11 months and I'm almost back to normal!!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Default Re: nipples very taut and big after bf!!@@!!

    I think it is from the extra stimulation and once you starting getting "desensitized to nursing" it should get better. Mine were the same way and back to normal by about 4 months. Its probably different with everyone. But they still stick out right after nursing for about 20 minutes. I quit wearing nursing pads cuz they are sooooo uncomfortable. Everyone knows I am nursing and its just one of the wonderful side effects .

    I hope it gets better for you soon!!!

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2006

    Default Re: nipples very taut and big after bf!!@@!!

    I have been using the Ameda gel pads on my breasts because they keep the nipple compressed and they don't rub against the regular breast pad. You might want to look into using something like that? I think that Lilypadz do the same thing.

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