I'm guessing this is the correct forum since this is bf related. I'm 6mos pregnant right now and had been bf DD until Christmas day last year (she was almost 26mos then). I had been weaning her gradually until then ever since we got pregnant again since my milk-supply was not as high as it was anyways (had a miscarriage last summer). Anyways, my question is, I know that there is no nipple preparation necessary, however, my nipples were looking crusty and developing this hard layer of ??? on them. I have been scrubbing them gently with a washcloth this past week and so far most of it is off. I'm hoping that once I get this layer off I won't have to scrub anymore and that I still have 3 mos of "normal" pregnancy nipple development and such so that when this baby comes, it won't be as if I have been scrubbing all the time. I don't remember my nipples looking like this when I was pregnant with DD. Hope I didn't really ruin things for myself! Anybody have any comments or similar experiences to share? TIA!