Sore bumps on areola?

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Registered: 10-29-2005
Sore bumps on areola?
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Fri, 04-11-2008 - 5:09pm
I have an 11 day old baby girl and nursing is going great. Today I noticed that I have some small red sore bumps all around my areola. Is that normal? It's not even really the part that is in her mouth when she nurses. Will lanolin help?
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 04-11-2008 - 5:17pm

Lanolin might help.. the bumps on the areola are usually Montgomery Glands, which secrete a sort of oil to help keep that area soft - so be sure you're not washing the areola/nipple with soap.