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extra nipples..

(5 Posts)
MamaMaiasaura Wed 22-Jun-05 09:46:45

Strange question but ds was born with the beginnings of a 3rd and 4th nipple although the 4th looks just like a crease in his skin and the 3rd not really developed either more like a dimple. Firstly why does this happen and does it cause/hint at anything else? And also ds asked me what it was and i just said a dimple and we carreid on with what we were doing. Basically as he is only 5 i felt best i didnt explain what it was as he might go shouting it out (like 5 years olds do) and might get teased. I know i should be honest and i dont want to fib to him either.

Has anyone else had exp of this?

geekgrrl Wed 22-Jun-05 10:01:44

Hi Awen, as far as I know this is fairly common and is one of those things that show humans evolved from animals and occasionally little reminders like underdeveloped extra nipples or a small tail appear in babies.

Here is a bit more info.

As for explaining it - I know what you mean about getting teased. Might be worth sticking with 'dimple' unless he asks more detailed questions?

MamaMaiasaura Wed 22-Jun-05 10:06:37


lucy5 Wed 22-Jun-05 10:09:19

My dh has one, just as described in the link. Never mentioned being teased about it, unless you got up close you would think it was a mole.

Mama5 Wed 22-Jun-05 10:13:06

my dh has a tiny one as in link. My first two and fourth children do not but my third has a tiny tiny crease that is definitely something to do with it. neither has ever had any bother or teasing ( apart from by me!)

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