What does white nipples mean when breastfeeding?

We want our baby to develop healthy and happy. Therefore, our baby’s nutrition and sleep is very important for us. Breastfed babies become healthier and smarter. But; we may have some problems feeding our baby. For example, nipple bleeding, white dot on nipple means painful and painful breastfeeding for mothers. If you have blanched nipples after breastfeeding, this is a milk bleb and you may get hurt.

Sometimes the breasts produce too much milk, which produces pressure on the nipples. As a result of this pressure after breastfeeding blanched nipples problem. A milk bubble (so blocked nipple pore) is called bleb or clogged nipple. Nipple blistering occurs when the milk remains under the skin. The skin develops by covering the outlet of a milk channel and milk accumulates behind it. A milk bleb  appears in the form of a dull white, transparent or yellow spot that is often painful around the nipple or around the nipple (areola).

Let’s start for causes and treatment.

White Dot ON Nipple Breastfeeding

blanched nipples after breastfeeding

If you have nipple pain and swelling, there may be a blockage in the milk blebs.

Pain is felt in the bleb and immediately behind the blebs. In a typical milk bleb, when the nozzle is squeezed and the milk presses towards the tip, the bubble swells out. Milk blebs cannot be opened and can be very painful when breastfeeding. After several days or even weeks, the skin may heal spontaneously when it is peeled off the affected area. The milk bleb is not the same as a bleb formed by friction at the nipple.

Red or brown ‘blood blisters’; it is caused by the baby’s misconceptions, incorrect suction, nipple shield or pump. The problem with this type of bubble is friction-related nipple damage. Milk channel is not obstruction end. You can find information on improving the irritated skin in the nipple area. Another cause of blister-like wounds on the nipple and breast may be herpes.

A white dot on nipple  breasfeeding (rather than covering the milk channel of the skin) may also consist of a blockage in the milk channel. The blockage can occur by drying a tiny drop of solidified milk or by a ‘yarn ten of semi-solidified, fat milk. Such a milk duct obstruction often comes out of the pressure created by breastfeeding or manual milking, or it can be gently peeled off the outlet of the milk duct. The second type can be manually milked out of the milk channel. Reducing saturated fats can prevent recurrence of such blockages. Both types of obstruction are associated with recurrent mastitis.

Causes of blanched nipples after breastfeeding (milk blebs)

Milk blebs are thought to occur when the milk inside a milk channel is covered by the epidermis, thereby triggering an inflammafntory response. The underlying cause of the milk bleb may be clogged ducts due to excess milk production, pressure on that area of ​​the breast, or other usual causes. Clutch, suction, or tongue ligament problems may contribute to the formation of blisters because they cause friction at the nipple.

Thrush can also lead to milk blebs. Thrush sometimes appears as tiny white spots on the nipple, but sometimes occurs in the form of larger white spots and may cover one or more milk channels. If more than one blistering occurs at a time, suspect canker sores. Thrush is often accompanied by a burning pain, and the pain tends to be worse after breastfeeding or pumping (on the other hand, it usually feels better after a breast is emptied in a case of a blocked duct).

How can I treat mastitis at home?

  • Cabbage leaves are a special remedy for white dot on nipples , that is, for milk blebs. You can treat yourself mastitis at home.
  • Wash and dry the cabbage leaves first, then cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Then put the cabbage leaf on your breast with mastitis
  • When the temperature of the leaf runs out, replace it with another cabbage leaf (cold).
  • Do this a few days until the infection is exhausted
  • Get rid of mastitis completely by breast massage

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  1. Jenevieve says:

    Helpful for sure.

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