View Poll Results: Did your n!pples stick out? When?
Never (unless cold etc) 5 11.11%
During nursing (but not 24/7) 19 42.22%
24/7 as long as I b-fed, then not anymore 7 15.56%
24/7 starting w/pg or b-fing and thereafter 6 13.33%
Always since puberty 3 6.67%
Other 8 17.78%
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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N!pples sticking out / sensitive?

I'm not sure where to post this, since really my question is about post-bfing, but I can't imagine a better forum, so here goes:

Pre-pg#1, my n!pples didn't stick out at all unless I was cold.

During pg, they started to, especially the left. Very sensitive 1st trimester and (slightly less) 2nd and 3rd.

Once I was bfing, they stuck out a LOT 24/7 and felt like they were filled with glass shavings. Horrible pain continued for almost 4 months despite many, many visits with LCs. The pain eventually calmed down, but the n!pples continued to stick out all the time, even after I weaned dd. I also developed "trauma" lines and even a 3x4mm "trauma" lesion during bfing. (The OB was worried they were cancer, and I had to have the lesion removed and tested!)

Right now they're not bad. No pain, but still sensitive enough so that I prefer to wear sports bras to bed so the n!pples don't brush against anything. Of course, now I'm pg again....

I'm curious how many other moms' n!pples stick out, and continue to do so and be somewhat sensitive even after weaning. And did it ever go away?

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Old 04-15-2008, 09:26 PM   #2
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I chose other because after breastfeeding they did stick out for no reason and more than normal and way more than before they did but not really 24/7 but enough to be obnoxious. They can be more sensitive than used to even when not bfeeding/prego. My mom breasfed 9 kids and hers are like that too but I think the sensitivity wore off, she doesn't complain about it anymore anyway.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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When I was nursing, they always stuck out. Now that I'm done (only for about 2 weeks, but still), they are back to normal. they were super sensitive during both pregnancies though.
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ok im confused do you mean the nipple getting hard?
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ok im confused do you mean the nipple getting hard?
I guess hard, but I really mean sticking out... Like a guy might draw if he was drawing an ultra-sexy sort of woman, where the n!pple protrudes way beyond the rest of the breast. (not nearly as sexy, dh has learned, if over-sensitivity keeps it covered in a sports bra all night!)
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:53 PM   #6
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Mine have always stuck out since I got them pierced over 10 years ago.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:56 PM   #7
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Re: N!pples sticking out / sensitive?

Mine where totally flush to the rest of my breast until I got both of my nipples pierced about 4 years ago. Since then that have always protruded ever so slightly. Now that I've been nursing for almost 16 months, they also seem to stick out a bit more immediately following a nursing, but then return to their normal state.
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I chose other, because mine dont stick out *ever* cold or not
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I have flat nipples according to the lactation consultant. I wish mine stuck out!! Maybe nursing would have been successful.
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I guess hard, but I really mean sticking out... Like a guy might draw if he was drawing an ultra-sexy sort of woman, where the n!pple protrudes way beyond the rest of the breast. (not nearly as sexy, dh has learned, if over-sensitivity keeps it covered in a sports bra all night!)
oh ok, yeah i know that as nipples being hard but i guess yeah they usually are somewhat protruding. When i get cold or a good massage or Hubby pinches me...............whatever, the get ubber hard and REALLY protrude When im preggers though they tend to be more flush and soft, like now so i chose other
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