How do pregnant mothers take care of their nipples during pregnancy?

The mother’s breast is the baby’s natural “grain bank” and plays an important role in secreting milk and feeding the baby throughout the pregnancy process. It takes good care of the breasts to provide great support for later lactation.

Pay attention to breast hygiene

Persist in scrubbing the areola and nipple with a clean towel and warm water every day, and scrub the skin folds clean.

It is not advisable to choose bath products such as soap to clean the breasts, so as not to alkalize the local skin of the breasts, making local acidification of the breasts more difficult. Do not use ethanol (alcohol) either, as it can dry out and crack the breast skin. If the dirt is serious, you can use a milder soap, such as baby soap, for cleaning.

Sunken nipples tend to accumulate dirt. Pregnant mothers can first apply oil to soften the dirt, and then clean it with mild soapy water.

5 Tips for Nipple Care

< p data-track="10">The skin of unsucked nipples is particularly fragile, and it is easy for the baby to suck and break after delivery, resulting in the failure of breastfeeding. Therefore, nipple care during pregnancy is very important. The main points of care are as follows.

1. From the 5th month of pregnancy, often scrub the nipples with warm water, remove the cradle cap attached to it, and apply a thin layer of oil. Oil can choose healthy olive oil or qualified nipple protection cream.

2. After taking a bath, apply oil first, and then gently stroke the nipple and the surrounding skin with your thumb and index finger.

3. Do not forcefully remove the scab-like things on the nipples. You can cover a square gauze about 10 cm long and coated with grease before going to sleep, and wipe off the hard scab after getting up the next morning.

4. Frequently wipe the nipple skin gently with a dry, soft towel to increase the toughness of the nipple skin and avoid damage caused by the baby’s hard sucking during breastfeeding in the future.

5. If the nipple is sunken or flat, you can pinch the nipple with your hands and gently pull it outward when scrubbing to pinch the sunken nipple out for correction. But it should not be too hard and frequent. If the nipples are sunken or flat, you must seek professional help from your doctor.


Putting the nipple may cause uterine contraction, the action must be gentle, and the time should be as short as possible. If the uterus contracts frequently, it should be stopped immediately. It is worth noting that pregnant mothers with a history of habitual abortion and early pregnancy are not suitable for nipple correction during pregnancy, and can only be treated after delivery.