I don't know if anyone will be able to answer this but I thought I would give it a try. I have inverted nipples and when I draw out the nipple, there are a few little red bumps that look like inflamed taste buds "inside" the part that retracts. I don't know how else to describe this. I am 40 weeks pregnant right now but I am pretty sure these little bumps have been "inside" my nipples for years. They don't hurt when left alone but they're definitely sensitive to touch. I have been using an electric breast pump for a couple minutes a days just to try and draw my nipples out a little before baby is born. The bumps definitely feel a little sore from the sucking action when I'm using the pump but I guess that could just be because they have never been disturbed before. Since they're inside both nipples and I really believe they've been there for quite a while without causing any problems, I'm not worried that they are cancerous or anything. But I would like to know what they are, as I'm a little worried they might get very irritated once I actually start breastfeeding. Anyway I have tried to do numerous internet searches to see if anyone else has these bumps or might know what they are, but I can't seem to find any information. Does anyone have any idea what I'm referring to?
Thanks for your replies,