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Possibly tmi- crusty white bits in nipples

(14 Posts)
Nicky1306 Sat 13-Oct-12 23:10:08


Has anyone else noticed this? There's little crusty (gross lol ) white bits sitting in my nipples, I can pick them out and it's not sore or smelly. Has anyone else had this ? I've not noticed my boobs leaking so wondered what it is. I'm 22 weeks today x x

IWipeArses Sat 13-Oct-12 23:10:57

It'll just be milk.

wannabedomesticgoddess Sat 13-Oct-12 23:11:30

Yeah I get this and I had it with DD aswell. Pretty sure its normal smile

wanderingalbatross Sat 13-Oct-12 23:12:11

I had similar towards the end of my pregnancy. I put it down to leaking very small amounts of milk/colostrum. It went away once DD was born and I started feeding her.

NotInMyDay Sat 13-Oct-12 23:12:23

It's colostrum and is perfectly normal and strangely satisfying to pick

Badgerina Sat 13-Oct-12 23:12:37

It's colostrum! smile Your clever body has started to prepare for your baby by making this amazing substance for your baby to feed on in the 3-5 days before your "milk comes in". It's packed with good fats and antibodies and forms the basis of the baby's developing immune system.

Nagoo Sat 13-Oct-12 23:16:22

Yep. You could buff it off with a flannel if you so desired.

Give it a squeeze, bet you'll get a bit of colostrum out smile it's fascinating isn't it? I miss it a bit.

ThreeWheelsGood Sat 13-Oct-12 23:18:35

Yes, I get this, no leaking, just looks like/feels like dry skin. I'm trying not to pick it out too often.

MB34 Sat 13-Oct-12 23:20:52

I've had this too - almost since I found out I was pregnant (I'm now 35+4). Although my crusty bits are in my bra cups too! :-/

Londonmrss Sat 13-Oct-12 23:29:09

You're just a bit leaky. I always leak in my sleep and then it dries in silvery streaks all over my skin. I wake up looking like I've had snails crawling all over me in my sleep.

StateofConfusion Sat 13-Oct-12 23:36:13

I've had this a few weeks now, did with my older children too. Pps have said it all so I won't repeat smile

Kickarsequeen Sat 13-Oct-12 23:46:38

As above, but it's not gross! Your body has been feeding your baby for 22 weeks, It is getting organised to feed your baby when he / she is born.

Wheels79 Sat 13-Oct-12 23:52:54

I just got this too over the last few days. Am 23 weeks. It looks like my nipples have dandruff.

spandau1980 Sun 14-Oct-12 08:55:48

Lol perfectly normal its milk lmao ...

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