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I am pregnant but I have inverted nipples. Can I still breastfeed?

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  • I think so, but I’d really recommend talking to a nurse, who should know for sure.

  • I’m no expert but I’m my reading over the past 7-8 years I know I have read that it is definately possible. I would suggest ringing the ABA, they may be able help you out further! Goodluck

  • It may be difficult but i’m sure the midwives will give you lots of support and advice :)

  • I think it can be more difficult but many women have successfully breastfed with inverted nipples. I suggest contacting a lactation consultant.

  • yes. Make sure you seen someone now and get advice before your baby is born – as others have mentioned a lactation consultant. The Australian Breastfeeding Association are great.

  • Yes. Make an appointment with a lactation consultant to put a plan in place before the baby is born as there are things you can do during the antenatal period. It does come with challenges but once overcome you should be able to successfully breast feed.

  • A friend of mine has one inverted nipple. She had to put a rubber/silicone nipple on it. I don’t know how it works but she was able to breastfeed. I don’t know how long she would have been able to continue for because she decided she was only going to breastfeed for 6 weeks regardless. Apparently she told one of the grandparents that she wasn’t going to be a Jersey Cow.

  • Yes, but it is harder. I breast fed my first son for 6 weeks before it became too much when he was eating every hour. Second son I breast fed for 2 weeks than started expressing but ran dry when he was about 4 weeks old. If you try to breast feed and can’t, please don’t beat yourself up about it. There is so much pressure on mums already without the guilt being put on them from other parents or midwives. As long as you’re feeding your baby then that’s all that matters. Only if you can, try to get at least the first 3 days into them as this is good stuff that has your anti bodies in it. Remember if you stress than baby can sense it so do what is best for you and bub. What works for someone else may not work for you. Good luck :-)

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