My Infant Son Has An Inverted Nipple And My FiancÃ© Is Freaking Out
I call my daughter into his room, yelling, â€œWho wants to see a weird nipple?â€ Iâ€™m so not freaked out about this. In fact, I kind of like his inverted nipple. I think thatÂ imperfectionsÂ are what make people perfect. But my fiancÃ© is freaked out about Holtâ€™s inverted nipple and has talked to the doctor numerous times.
Iâ€™m like, â€œWho cares?â€ I did some research on inverted nipples, because, hey, how many times in your life are you going to get the chance to Google search â€œinverted nipplesâ€?
This is what I learned. Many babies, both boys and girls, are born with inverted nipples. What happens is the tissue underlying the mammary pit (in your unborn baby) does not proliferate as expected and elevate the nipple and areola. Adhesions at the base of the nipple pull the nipple inward (I have no idea what this all means. All I know is that my son has an inverted nipple, but at least thereâ€™s a reason for it and itâ€™s quite common.)
Apparently, as a childâ€™s breasts develop, adhesions may stretch and the nipples will extend. Some childrenâ€™s nipples begin to extend at the time of puberty. Truly inverted nipples are apparently rare. No treatment is needed (as if Iâ€™d take my baby to a plastic surgeon and say, â€œUm, can you make this nipple look like his other nipple?â€)
Iâ€™m pretty convinced that Holtâ€™s nipple is going to remain inverted forever, or perhaps, when he reaches puberty it may change. Or may not. Thatâ€™s years away of course. But, like Iâ€™ve said, his inverted nipple really bugs my fiancÃ©. He thinks that heâ€™s going to be made fun of or something when he gets older.
Iâ€™m like, â€œItâ€™s not like he has THREE nipples. Calm the fuck down.â€ I also say things like, â€œIf he has one inverted nipple and thatâ€™s the worst of his problems, then weâ€™re pretty darn lucky.â€ I also go on to say things like, â€œIf a girl doesnâ€™t like him because of one of his nipples than thatâ€™s her loss!â€ So, yes, my son may never be a nipple model (is there even such a thing?) but was that ever in his future anyway?
Interestingly enough though, a lot of babies are born with inverted nipples and a lot of people are very worried about this. I know because when I did my Google search, I read all the comment boards. â€œMy son is one month old and has an inverted nipple!â€ wrote one, as if it was the worst thing in the world. Another woman wrote that HER husband was really worried about their sonâ€™s inverted nipple. So I’m starting to get the feeling that men are more panicked about inverted nipples than women are?
I also say, â€œWell, heâ€™s going to have chest hair one day.â€ Like I said, I couldnâ€™t give a damn about Holtâ€™s inverted nipple, but I have to ease my fiancÃ©â€™s worries.
God Bless you Holt and your inverted nipple. You are perfect.