A blocked nipple pore, “milk blister” also called a milkbleb, breastfeeding blister or nipple
blister is actually a very common breastfeeding problem.
It may appear on the nipple and/or the areola, as just a white, clear
or yellow dot, but might sometimes stand out as a large blister. Most of
the time, it is quite painful on the tip of the nipple, but some moms
feel the pain further behind, inside the breast.
spot is brown, or red, Mom might be suffering from a blood blister, which
is due to friction while breastfeeding and not caused by a
The treatment of a milk breast blister, is similar to that of plugged ducts.
The following can be done for a few days before the blocked nipple pore clears.
1. Moist heat: An Epsom salt soak, done 4 times daily (one handful of Epsoms with every 2L of water). Remember to rinse your breasts afterwards, just to remove the saltiness. You can add a moist, hot compress after pumping or breastfeeding too. Cold compression can be useful as a pain reliever between feedings.
2. To open the blister: This might happen on it's own, but if it doesn’t you can:
- Wash your hands and breast before attempting this.