Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment Home Care warning signs Underlying Cause

Infant Nipple Discharge Home Care

Home care for nipple discharge in infants includes:

  • Avoid placing pressure against the nipples.
  • Continue breast feeding or bottle feeding.
  • Clean the nipples gently:
    • Clean twice a day.
    • Use mild soap and water.
    • Do not scrub the skin.
    • Dry the skin.
  • Apply warm compresses:
    • Apply for 20-30 minutes, 3 times a day.

Infant Nipple Discharge Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you child has a nipple discharge and any of the following:

Continue to Infant Nipple Discharge Underlying Cause

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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