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Inverted nipples- 9 month old Freespirit Due August 29; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Michigan 3422 posts
19th Jul '11

My 9 month old daughter has what appears to be inverted nipples, I was wondering if she is destined to have these her whole life or is it something that corrects itself? I've included a picture to show what I mean..



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Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
19th Jul '11

my kid is like that I figured its normal they dont have raging hormones yet

DumpstEr DiveR TTC since Oct 2010; 34 kids; Illinois 7193 posts
19th Jul '11

my daughters nipples stick out very far - I will find a pic if you want (she is 2 )

Freespirit Due August 29; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Michigan 3422 posts
19th Jul '11
Quoting Brinker Babymaker:" my kid is like that I figured its normal they dont have raging hormones yet"


I'm hoping that's all it is, but I wasn't sure..

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
19th Jul '11
Quoting Freespirit:" I'm hoping that's all it is, but I wasn't sure.."



every little kid I've seen has been that way so I've thought nothing of it

Hiatusssssssssss Montana 6248 posts
19th Jul '11

LO is 8 months and does too. I figure it will change at some point. Althought SO's son is 9 and has them still.....

Freespirit Due August 29; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Michigan 3422 posts
19th Jul '11
Quoting Brinker Babymaker:" every little kid I've seen has been that way so I've thought nothing of it"


I guess I just never really paid attention before lol. Thank you for putting my mind at ease though!

L & the girls 2 kids; Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2458 posts
19th Jul '11
Quoting Freespirit:" My 9 month old daughter has what appears to be inverted nipples, I was wondering if she is destined to ... [snip!] ... to have these her whole life or is it something that corrects itself? I've included a picture to show what I mean.. " />"


My 3 year old had one like that and is now normal, and my 9 month old has both just the same. her right one stays out most of the time now so I think they will both be normal. Im not too sure really but my girls changed!

Freespirit Due August 29; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Michigan 3422 posts
19th Jul '11
Quoting L & the girls:" My 3 year old had one like that and is now normal, and my 9 month old has both just the same. her right ... [snip!] ... her right one stays out most of the time now so I think they will both be normal. Im not too sure really but my girls changed!"


thank you! I figured it will be probably be something that will change and is hormone related, but I wasn't positive. Couldn't find much online about it either..

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
19th Jul '11

They could very well stay inverted. Mine were inverted up until I started breastfeeding my son (now one still is inverted. I'm hoping the next baby fixes that side too).



But, some kids, especially girls, outgrow it at puberty.



Inverted nipples (the kind that don't outgrow) are genetic. My kids have a 50/50 chance of having inverted nipples. My son does. Luckily for him, it'll never be an issue for him and unless he's over weight most people won't even be able to notice since his appear to be flat unless he's chunky (when he was a newbie they were very in, then went flat. then inverted again when he got fat around 9 months, now they're back to being flat...although they never stick out).

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
19th Jul '11

This is not something I tell everyone, but I've had inverted nipples pretty much my whole life, until I got pregnant, now they are out and erect all the time, it was honestly never a big deal, they run in my family, but I was the only child of three to get them...:oops:

L & the girls 2 kids; Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2458 posts
19th Jul '11
Quoting Freespirit:" thank you! I figured it will be probably be something that will change and is hormone related, but I wasn't positive. Couldn't find much online about it either.."


I know! I was worried at first with Skye (being my first) but it never bothered her and the midwives werent concered so I left it and it popped out but itself. And her wee sisters seem to be doing the same.
My SO has a weird nipple that inverts sometimes so I thought it was a genetic thing. lol
Pretty sure your wee one will be fine :)

Freespirit Due August 29; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Michigan 3422 posts
19th Jul '11
Quoting Chels Palmer:" This is not something I tell everyone, but I've had inverted nipples pretty much my whole life, until ... [snip!] ... all the time, it was honestly never a big deal, they run in my family, but I was the only child of three to get them...:oops:"


I have heard about older woman having them, I just wasn't sure about infants.As far as I know, it doesn't run in my family and I don't have them. I'm thinking she will probably "grow into them"

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
19th Jul '11
Quoting Freespirit:" I have heard about older woman having them, I just wasn't sure about infants.As far as I know, it doesn't run in my family and I don't have them. I'm thinking she will probably "grow into them""


if no one else in your family has them then i would guess she'll probably grow into them, I get mine from my fathers side of the family, two aunts and my grandma all have them.

Freespirit Due August 29; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Michigan 3422 posts
19th Jul '11
Quoting Chels Palmer:" if no one else in your family has them then i would guess she'll probably grow into them, I get mine from my fathers side of the family, two aunts and my grandma all have them."


congrats on the little girl by the way! :) how excited are you?