oa Professional Nursing Today - Treating a mother with nipple problems : paediatrics

Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Extracted from text ... paediatrics 43 Professional Nursing Today March / April 2006 Vol. 10 No. 2 Flat or Inverted Nipples: A nipple that cannot be compressed outward and does not become erect when cold or stimulated is considered a true flat nipple. To determine if a nipple is truly inverted, compress the areola about 2.5cm behind the base of the nipple. If the nipple protrudes, no special treatment is needed, as it is not truly inverted. There are a number of theories as to what causes inverted nipples. One widely held theory is that inverted nipples are caused by bands of adhesions, which ..

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