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Yellow spot on tip of nipple?

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I have a yellow spot on the tip of my nipple.  It hurts during the first minute or so of breastfeeding my 18 month old.  It's been over two weeks and I am just getting concerned.  Any idea what it is or tips on healing?  Thanks!
 

 

post #2 of 5

I have had one for about 6 months.. milk occasionally comes out... so it's not getting infected or anything. I think it's a blocked milk duct. The skin grows over. I read to hold a warm cloth on it then nurse. I can say NOT to try to pinch the skin off the top. I did that with one and it hurt for a week!

post #3 of 5

I remember having  a yellow spot too... gosh I can't remember what I did for it tho- but I don't think it is uncommon. Hope someone has the answer for ya!

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Thanks for the replies!  The yellow spot disappeared but I am still having a little pain when she latches.  I am guessing if I go to the doctor they will tell me I should wean my 18 month old :).  Hopefully it will resolve on its own!

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