Approximately one in ten women has inverted nipples. This does not cause any unpleasant sensations, but it does create inconvenience when breastfeeding. And many of these women experience psychological discomfort associated with such a non-standard form. There are several ways to get rid of this problem.
It is necessary
- - breast pump,
- - a special cap - an aspirator.
Gentle method, and most acceptable at home Take one breast in your left hand. Keep your hands and chest clean to prevent infection.
Place the thumb and forefinger of your right hand around the nipple halo and press down lightly. The nipple should appear on the outside. He may not come out during several procedures, later he will definitely show up.
Massage the nipples with rubbing movements with the thumb and forefinger of your right hand and pull the nipple outward for one minute.
Squeeze the nipple vertically with the thumbs of both hands. After a second, squeeze the same nipple horizontally.
Alternate steps 3 and 4, repeating each step 5-6 times on each breast. Repeat this method 6-8 times a day. It may take only a week or two to see results, depending on the intensity of the massage and the shape of the nipple.
Using a breast pump: Place the breast pump on your breast.
Create a vacuum around the nipple by simulating milk suction by pressing the corresponding button in an electric breast pump or by squeezing a special rubber bulb with a mechanical breast pump.
Clamp the milk supply hose.
Keep your breasts in this state for about 20-30 minutes. Repeat 3-5 times a day.
Using a special aspirator cap Put the aspirator cap tightly over the breast halo so that the nipple can go into a special chamber.
Create a vacuum in the cap. The nipple should come out, if during the first procedure it has not yet completely come out, then this will happen during subsequent procedures. Vacuum pressure can be a little unpleasant and painful.
Secure the cap with tape to your chest. It should be worn for 30-40 minutes 3-4 times a day. Before each procedure, you should wipe your breasts with a towel soaked in warm water. Wash your hands with soap and water. If cracks, irritation or inflammation appear, lubricate the nipples after each procedure with tetracycline, oxaline ointments or Bepanten cream. Alcohol and iodine cannot be used for these purposes, they can cause chemical burns to delicate skin.
In particularly difficult cases, the shape of the nipples can be surgically corrected using plastic surgery. But this is possible only in the period before pregnancy.