My baby girl has three nipples

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KatieWantsABaby's picture
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My baby girl has three nipples

I am dead serious. Has anyone ever seen/heard of this? Charlotte was just diagnosed today at her 6 month well child (It was delayed a little) with having an "accessory nipple." It is so weird. Should I have it removed, or...? I'll try to get a picture of it at some point, but MAN is this weird.

TiggersMommy's picture
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I think it's pretty common actually. I have no idea what removing it involves. If Teagan had one, I'd leave it alone and let her decide if she wanted to remove it. Who knows, maybe she'll think it's cool.

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I don't know how obvious your DD's is, but my second DD has two "extra nipples" under her "regular" ones. They're pretty faint, but I noticed them when she was about 2 months old I think. I asked the dr. about them and she confirmed that's what they were. She said they are very common and can fade/change as they get older. I'm not stressed about them. Smile

KatieWantsABaby's picture
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Charlie only has one, and it's pretty obvious. It's been getting darker as she gets older :eek: I think for now at least I'm gonna leave them be, but if they start to grow tissue or anything, they're gonna go.

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I know a guy that has an extra nipple. I don't think it's ever been a big deal for him. If it were me, I'd leave it and re-evaluate later if needed.

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I guess if it was me, I would want it removed and if Natalie had one and the surgery was simple and low risk, I probably would have it removed before she knew that she had an extra one just because of being picked on, when in gym class.. Etcc.

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It's actually very common. I have one. It's on the areola right under the main nipple. Mine is just a tiny bump and has never been an issue. DH has never noticed it in 10 years. I say leave it alone for now.

alwayssmile's picture
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I wouldn't worry about it. Who knows what will happen over the years. Maybe she'll like it?

Don't take this the wrong way, but I was totally thinking of the TV show Friends and Chandler when I saw this post! Smile

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My husband and sil have what we call mini nipples lol. They both have 2 extra. Trevor has 1 extra. Its never been a big deal... They almost look like moles on their abs. Dh grows a hair on one of his real nipples and his mini nipple also has the hair too lol. But if id never been told about them I wouldnt have ever noticed.

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I've never heard of it but it might be something you wait and see how it developes like others have mentioned.

KittyRN's picture
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I'd say if it just looks like a mole or is very not noticable, leave it. If it looks like a nipple I would look into getting it removed (maybe when she's a bit older) because I am sure that is something kids would pick on when she got to school age if it was ever seen (like in the locker room type stuff).

I knew a guy with one....but his just looked sort of like a mole so he left it. No one would ever have known it was a nipple but he told everyone. I guess he thought it was cool. Lol

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I didn't realize it was that common, but it sounds like most of the time it's not a big deal. I would wait a little and see how it develops. If it's not noticable I would leave it, but if it is something that might cause her to be teased, etc. later on, then I would look into having it removed.

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I too didnt realize it was so common, I guess i wouldn't worry too much about it... I would wait and see what the Dr's think.

KatieWantsABaby's picture
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"alwayssmile" wrote:

I wouldn't worry about it. Who knows what will happen over the years. Maybe she'll like it?

Don't take this the wrong way, but I was totally thinking of the TV show Friends and Chandler when I saw this post! Smile

I thought of Friends too when I was told that's what it is! ROFL I loved Friends.

It's about 1 1/2 " below her "normal" nipple on that side, and it has it's own little areola (although it's still pretty faint) I didn't realize it was as common as it is at all and was a little freaked out by it. (Read: I'm her momma, HOW DIDN'T I NOTICE IT BEFORE?!?) But unless it really bothers her, becomes SUPER noticeable, or ends up having glandular tissue behind it, we're leaving it. It's not horribly dark right now and the doctor said until puberty there's really no way to tell if there is glandular tissue or not.

I just don't want her to be tormented for it, KWIM? Girls can be MEAN in highschool already, I don't want to add any fuel to the fire.