Hair on breasts: Do you need to remove?

I have a four year old and a two year old, and my husband and I are trying to get pregnant for our third time. I really want to nurse this next time. I have hair on my breast and around my nipple. How will this affect breastfeeding? Should I have it removed?


Debbi Donovan

Debbi Donovan is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, as well as a retired La Leche League Leader. For more than a decade, Debbi... Read more

It's great to hear that you plan on breastfeeding your next baby.

It is not unusual for women to have some hair on their breasts. Often women with darker complexions will have heavier and coarser hair growth than those with a more fair complexion. This will not affect your ability to nurse your baby, and it is not necessary to remove it.

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