A blocked nipple pore, milk blister, also called a milk bleb, 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 mothers feel the pain further behind, inside the breast.
spot is brown or red, the mother 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, until 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. The blister might open on its own, but if it doesn't, you can: