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#1 of 5 Old 04-29-2009, 01:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have an almost four month old baby girl and lately my nipples sort of feel...greasy. I don't remember them feeling greasy when I was breastfeeding my son, years ago. Is that normal? What causes the greasiness?
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That's just the natural oils (aka grease) protecting and nourishing your nipples, keeping them soft and protected! Don't wash it! The woman's body is really an amazing thing.

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That's so funny, I mean. I've heard of that, but I've never noticed before and they just feel sort of like I put a LOT of lanolin on them and it seems EXCESSIVE. I was worried it would bug the baby!

But if it's normal and healthy and helpful, that's rockin'!
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That's so funny, I mean. I've heard of that, but I've never noticed before and they just feel sort of like I put a LOT of lanolin on them and it seems EXCESSIVE.
I remember it with DD, but lately I've even noticed it on my nipples again, and I'm only 13 weeks prego. I guess they're getting ready to do they're job!

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does this happen even if you are not pregnant?  I didnt think that my husband got lucky on this past cycle and now it is CD7 for me on the new cycle and my nipples feel extremely oily and are a bit tender... yesterday ihad the worst lower back ache i can recall...  the reason i question is the last few months my flow has been only 3 days and light... the first day is moderate bleeding with a couple clots but otherwise lighter red flow....  I am ready to give up... it is so frustrating... i try not to read into things and just let mother nature take its course... we lost a baby last July at 8 weeks... i pray so hard every night...

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