But my nipples are flat…

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Title:But my nipples are flat…

Narrator: In addition, some mothers may worry that being thin; having small breasts or flat nipples may affect breastfeeding. Actually, none of these hinder breastfeeding. Let’s see how the doctor advises the expectant mother…

Doctor: In fact, the size of breasts depends on the fat content in them. It will not affect the amount of breastmilk you produce. Many mothers with small breasts breastfeed very successfully.

Expectant mother: But my nipples are so flat, am I able to breastfeed?

Doctor: I have checked your nipples; they might be a bit flat now. But during later stage of your pregnancy and when your baby suckles them, your nipples will be brought out more. Please remember, in order to breastfeed effectively, your baby should open his mouth wide and take in the nipple and the areola when suckling. So, mothers with flat or even inverted nipples can still breastfeed their babies successfully.