Nipple Color and size

Shannon - posted on 12/15/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I noticed a couple months ago that my right nipple has filled out and is purple and my breast has become larger but my left nipple is small and pink and breast is still the same? Anyone experience a change in your nipples? I am 37 weeks pregnant with first child, just curious to know your thoughts!

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Elizabeth - posted on 07/09/2011

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Yes, my areolas got much darker and developed dark freckles when I was pregnant. My nipples also got larger. I assumed it was due to the increased blood flow to the breasts during pregnancy. Having different size breasts is going to happen a lot too when you breastfeed and even after you are done. My breasts shrunk when I was done but at two different sizes.

Rachel - posted on 12/20/2009

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Mine got huge and almost black. which struck me as strange because i am 75% irish and have very fair skin....

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Both of mine got darker (purple/brown) and my breasts went up 1 or 2 cup sizes towards the end of my pregnancy. The other one may change after your baby is born and milk starts to come in. My lactation consulatant said one side always tends to make more milk maybe thats why one still seems normal but that may change.

Minnie - posted on 12/15/2009

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Breasts and nipples come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, even on the same woman, but the overwhelming majority of the time they do their job just fine :).

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