(Closed) Has anyone successfully breastfed with inverted nipples?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

i have two friends who have

Post # 4
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Tons of women have; DH’s mom did exclusively with all 3 of her kids & didn’t even know it could be a problem. Here are a BUNCH of breastfeeding success stories. A lot of them involve inverted nipples & the rest are just plain inspirational!


Post # 5
1760 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

With nipple shields I don’t have a problem. The lc’s suggest kind of pulling/twisting/massaging out your nipples, but mine don’t come out that far. Nipple shields saved my life. We’ll try no nipple shield once his suck is a little better (he’s 3 weeks old). 

Post # 6
9 posts
  • Wedding: June 2002

TONS of women have.  And do what works for you.  If they pop right out, don’t bother wearing something for 8 hours a day.  Sounds like torture to me.  Nipple shields can really help and when babies get bigger, it’s a breeze.  I had about a million different problems nursing my first and most of them just disappeared as he got bigger.  

If you do struggle, make sure you have a really good LC to help.  After my problems with my first, when I was pregnant with my second, I called all the mama boutiques, midwives, doulas, etc I could find and asked them for a recommendation for the best LC for the worst breastfeeding problems.  The same name came up over and over so she’s the one we called and she was able to solve all our problems in a week or so instead of months!

Post # 7
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You shouldn’t have too much of an issue. The human nipple is not like a bottle nipple (one hole on top) it is actually more like a watering can (many holes)

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