Problem of Small Breasts - Flat Or Inverted Nipples

Its no doubt that the most eye catching part of women is their breasts. A beautiful and well shaped bust line not only adds gorgeousness to the overall look but also make them more appealing. Similarly small breast steals away the attractiveness of the body. In this article you will find information about the problems of small breasts, flat or inverted nipples.

Women with small breasts or nipples generally feel that they will be unable to breastfeed their baby successfully. They think that an insufficient amount of milk is produced in small breasts and their babies will require the feed more often. This is untrue as mothers who have small breasts or nipples are known to have successfully breastfed their babies. If the nipples are small in size, it doesn't matter. But if they are flat or inverted, they may be a problem. The problem of flat or inverted nipples is rare after the baby is born.

Flat Nipples are those nipples which do not protrude from the areola and are flat in shape. In this condition, the baby has a lot of difficulty in suckling the breast at the time of feeding. This condition is very rare among women. When the nipple is buried inside the areola of the breast, it is inverted, try to hold the nipple between the thumb and the finger and try to pull it out. It is difficult for the baby to feed if the nipples are flat or inverted.

To feed a baby, hold the areola of the breast between the thumb and the first finger. If the nipple produces, then the baby will be able to feed without any assistance. If the nipple does not protrude enough for the baby to be able to hold the nipple as long as he is feeding. The nipple will go back to its original position as soon as the baby has finished the feed. To help feed the baby, sometimes a shell is used. The shell can obstruct the flow of the breast milk predisposing the breast to engorgement. It can also make the nipple moist and cause cracked or sore nipples. An alternative to using a shell is to hold the areola between the thumb and the first finger, and to direct the nipple into the baby's mouth.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

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