Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Nipple Discharge in Infants Treatment

The treatment for nipple discharge depends on the cause. Treatment for nipple discharge may include nipple cleansing, medication, and warm compresses.

Treatment for nipple discharge in infants may include:

  • Avoid placing pressure against the nipples.
  • Warm compresses:
    • Apply for 20-30 minutes, 3 times a day.
  • Medication for nipple infections:
    • Topical antibiotics
    • Oral antibiotics

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