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Breast changes during pregnancy
By Jo-Anne Lawless, HCA, LC

Jo-Anne LawlessQ. I am 29 weeks pregnant with my first child, and have noticed recently that though I am not leaking, I have some moisture from my nipples at certain times. Recently, my nipples, primarily the left side, have been uncomfortable with a burning sensation. Is this normal and related to pregnancy, or should I look further?

A. The moisture you see is colostrum, your baby's first food. This is normal. There are many changes occuring in your nipples and breasts. Painful nipples are especially common in pregnancy. However, if you are at all concerned about anything you are feeling while pregnant, certainly see your obstetrician or midwife about it, to rule out anything out of the ordinary.

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