Our expert says:
First determine if you have true inverted nipples: A nipple that cannot be compressed outward and does not become erect when cold or stimulated is considered a true flat nipple. To determine if a nipple is truly inverted, compress the areola ( brownish area) about 2.5cm behind the base of the nipple. If the nipple protrudes, no surgery is needed, as it is not truly inverted.
You can try using a suction device like Niplette (see http://www.motheringfromtheheart.com/nipletteinfo.htm) or ask at shops like Baby and Company as it is often used by mothers that want to correct this for breastfeeding. If this does not help you may need to see a surgeon.
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