Purple nipples

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-09-2013
Purple nipples
Sat, 11-09-2013 - 9:11pm

I am having purple nipples after doing a 25 minute pumping session. Is this normal? My LO is 7 weeks and never latched so we have been EPing since birth.


Thank you so much in advance!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2004
Thu, 11-14-2013 - 4:58pm

What size shields are you using?  It sounds like maybe you need a larger size.  Do you experience any pain when pumping?


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2013
Sat, 11-23-2013 - 6:59pm

Pumpin Pal flanges really helped reduce my nipple irritation! Motherlove nipple cream also really healed my sore, cracked nipples. But my nipples are still a bit purple after pumping. I think that is normal.