Re: White spot on nipple
My nipple blisters were almost always flat. They don't have to be raised.
I always tried heat and nursing and all the other good stuff when I had a blister, but I almost always ended up having to lance them. It is something you can do yourself if you want. Personally I thought it was something better done by me than by a professional, because I could sense how deep I was going with the needle, and could stop before I hurt myself. Someone else, who couldn't feel what I was feeling might have poked too far, IYKWIM.
If you decide to pop the blister, you will need the following supplies:
- a flame
- a needle
- a towel
Sterilize the needle by holding it in the flame until the tip glows red. When it cools down, gently pick at the skin over the white spot. Try expressing milk as you pick- when you see milk coming out of the blister you can stop. The milk may be very watery and salty from being backed up in the breast, and may actually spray out the the breast. If it does, catch it in the towel.
Good luck! If pumping and moist heat cleared the problem, I would continue trying that route before doing anything more drastic.
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