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#1 of 8 Old 06-03-2008, 06:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi, I'm 36 weeks pregnant with my first baby and look forward to breast-feeding. I have a question though: I have always had hair around my nipples, ranging from fine to dark and wanted to know if this hair will affect or interfere with my baby's ability to breast feed. Funny as it sounds, I'm worried that the hair will tickle the baby's nose or chin.
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I have hairy nipples too I pluck it but there are times when I forgot/didn't have time. It didn't seem to interfere.

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The babies I have seen don't seem to mind
Hopefully you'll get good feedback from momswith similar nipples.
Congratulations on your pregnancy and happy breastfeeding!
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no but if you extended breastfeed baby might start to notice or become aware of them. (i got less hair btw after baby was born and nursed, down to just one hair on one breast.) she pulled it and (while nursing) made a noise to ask what is this? i said "hair". so now the "milk" has "hair." and her baby barrettes-- we put those in her hair, and she wanted to put one on the "milk's hair". LOL

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I have dark hair around my nipples too (and between my breasts as well) and never had a problem



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she pulled it and (while nursing) made a noise to ask what is this? i said "hair". so now the "milk" has "hair." and her baby barrettes-- we put those in her hair, and she wanted to put one on the "milk's hair". LOL
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no issues here

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Thanks, all of this is really reassuring! I haven't plucked any out during pregnancy and then i noticed the downy patch in between was getting darker. i was actually waiting for the hairs to fall out! loved the hair barrette talk!
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