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    1 nipple darker than the other..
    mrswelchiswaiting posted:
    hey ladies,

    i noticed recently (mainly when im in the shower) that my left areola is getting a little darker around the normal border ( which i know is expected) but my right one seems to look the same as it did before. the pigmented area on that one isn;t really spreading out like the left one is... does this mean that my right boob isn't gonna work??? is it a dud?
    marshac01 responded:
    I have never heard or read anything about the color of your areola being a determining factor in milk production.
    mommabear3502 responded:
    Pigment in your nipple (or lack of) doesn't mean it's a dud. From what I understand, your nipples get darker during pregnancy so that that when the baby is aiming for your nipple, your darkened areolas act as a bull's eye bc he/she can only see about 12" away right after birth.

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