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During our second month of BFing, my left nip started to lose its pigment just where DS sucks. It was like it <i>peeled</i> off if that makes any sense. So it is now the color of the rest of my skin in the middle and the regular "nipple" color around it, like a bullseye. My right nipple is still its normal nipple color and DS uses both of them but does use the left one a bit more for comfort sucking. Could he be sucking the color off?!?
 

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does it hurt?<br><br>
There's something called reynaud's syndrome where the nipple blanches in colour because of a kind of spasm that happens, but that doesnt really sound like what you're describing.<br><br>
more about reynaud's here... <a href="http://www.kellymom.com/newman/treatments_sore_nipples_breasts_01-03.html#raynaud" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/newman/treat...3.html#raynaud</a>
 

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My nipples are usually light brownish pink. When I was pg each time they turned dark brown. As nursing went on, they gradually returned to their original color.<br><br>
Maybe what is happening to you is in the same ballpark? Our skin is always sloughing off and regrowing.
 

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Nope, it doesn't hurt... I think I'm just shedding skin! Sounds like a normal occurance. I posted the same question elsewhere and it seems like a normal thing. Thanks everyone!
 
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