Nipple Pictures Gallery
Many women worry if their nipple looks funny or odd or is inverted. These pictures are here to let you see some of the normal variations in nipple shape and areola size/shape. There are lots of variations as you can see!
If you worry about those 'funny bumps' on the areola, those are supposed to be there; they are called Montgomery glands, and can be about unnoticeable, OR stand out as darker spots on the areola.
If your nipples are not constantly erect (in other words they're flat), rest assured, that is perfectly normal too, and very common especially among young people. Typically the nipple can 'firm up' or become erect when stimulated by cold, or a clothing, or rubbing. For most women with flat or inverted nipples, they do
revert (poke out) during pregnancy as the skin elasticity changes.
Pregnant moms may be concerned about so-called flat or inverted nipples. None of these photos is picturing an "inverted nipple".
You can find pictures of inverted/flat nipples on the following web pages:
Flat or inverted nipples - pictures included
Breast and Nipple Assessment from Lactation Consultant Services
The following websites have more information on inverted nipples:
FLAT OR INVERTED NIPPLES
My nipples don't stick out as much as I think they should. Will I be able to breastfeed successfully?
BREASTFEEDING WITH FLAT OR INVERTED NIPPLES
Flat or Inverted Nipples
How can I correct my inverted nipples?