Nipple shape and size may change during pregnancy. While most tend to protrude out, it’s also common to have flat or inverted nipple(s).

You may find it takes you a bit longer to get breastfeeding established if one or both of your nipples are flat or inverted but you should still be able to breastfeed no matter what size or shape breasts and nipples you have with the right support.

Breastfeeding with flat or inverted nipples

Making sure your baby is in a good position nnd with a deep latch can make all the difference.

Use the CHINS acronym as a guide to help latch your baby to your breast. Your baby’s mouth will need to be wide open so your nipple is in the top part towards the soft palate of your baby’s mouth.

Baby breastfeeding close up

Good attachment will help a baby get more milk and make breastfeeding more comfortable. This video shows why good attachment is so important to breastfeeding success and what a mother can do to deeply attach her baby to her breast.