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  • Valleygirl Valleygirl's Avatar 12-03-09 | 10:41 PM
  • So I have this tiny little bump right on the tip of my nipple. From looking on line I think it is a milk blister, never heard of it before but I saw a pic and the discription sounds right. What is now a problem is that I am gettting this stabbing pain deep inside my breast. I had a plugged duct that I have worked out but now I am worried that something else is going on. Any one have any thing similar happen to them?
  • imagine imagine's Avatar 12-04-09 | 12:53 AM
  • I have had that before. it was usually gone by the next day. If it gets worse or doesn't go away I would call the doctor.
    the only time mine would not go away was when I had thrush. If so the baby may have it to. you can check the inside of her mouth (in the cheek's) for white patches. that's how I knew I had it when Lincoln was a baby.
  • Dopey406 Dopey406's Avatar 12-04-09 | 09:40 AM
  • Yeouch!!
    I've never had that but I know how plugged ducts can HURT!! Here's some info I found on a plugged nipple pore vs. a milk blister. I HOPE you can find some relief soon!!

    Plugged Nipple Pore and Plugged Ducts
    A plugged nipple pore is similar in appearance to a bleb, except the plug is generally tiny and round, and is often an oily, waxy substance. If you squeeze upward on the nipple base, the plug will generally raise up like the lead in a mechanical pencil. If a nipple pore is plugged, there is almost always a corresponding hard, painful area in the breast where the milk is accumulating - a plugged duct. The swollen duct may press on neighboring ducts and prevent them from draining. Therefore, the hardened area can appear to spread.


    •Make sure to get plenty of rest and breastfeed frequently.

    •Increase your fluid intake and, if well tolerated, take ibuprofen 200 to 600mg every eight hours with food or fluid to reduce inflammation and pain. You may substitute acetaminophen for ibuprofen for pain relief. If you do so, please follow the manufacturer's dosage instructions.

    •Apply heat to your breast often and massage the blocked area when breastfeeding or pumping. To soften the plug you may put olive oil on a cotton ball and use a nursing pad to hold this in place against your nipple.

    If the previous steps do not help, take a warm bath with the affected breast submerged and massage behind the nipple and areola to try to loosen the plug. It may also help to gently rub the tip of your nipple with a wet wash cloth or other soft cloth. Next, firmly massage across the hardened area starting at your chest wall and working toward your nipple. Breastfeed or pump immediately after leaving the bath.

    •To prevent recurrence, consider changing your baby's position on the breast; insure that your bra fits well (no underwire); and that your purse, diaper bag and baby-wearing items are not digging into your breast, causing further blockage.

    Milk Blisters
    A milk blister results when skin grows across a nipple pore or opening and blocks it. The blister is usually raised with visible fluid below.


    •Gently wash the nipple.

    •Very carefully with a gentle lifting motion, open the blister with a sterile needle to drain any trapped fluid. Consult your health care provider if you are nervous or need assistance.

    •Apply a small amount of Bacitracin to your nipple immediately after breaking the blister.

    •Until it is fully healed, keep the nipple tip moist with nipple ointment, such as Lansinoh. This may help prevent the blister from forming again.
  • gma52 07-05-10 | 08:39 PM
  • I had lots of problems with my nipples, they would split and bleed and nothing helped so I quit breastfeeding after 3 months. Hope you stop having problems.
  • nattygal 12-18-10 | 03:29 PM
  • I had that blister and it was brutal, I Hope it goes away quick!

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