During breast development, you may notice changes in your nipples. They may change shape and colour and even grow a little bit of hair. It’s probably totally normal! Read on to find out.Outies
Just as all breasts are different, so are all women's nipples. Women's nipples come in all shapes, sizes and colours, and all sorts of degrees of sensitivity. Some girls' nipples stick out when they're cold or when they're aroused; other girls' don't. If yours do and this bothers you, try wearing a bra with a little bit of padding. Innies
Some girls are born with what are called inverted or retracted nipples. Inverted nipples are like innie belly buttons: they stick inwards instead of outwards. Inverted nipples are totally normal. Only if an adult woman's previously outie nipples turn inwards should she be concerned and see her doctor. If this happens during puberty in girls, it's normal, but let your mum know what's going on. Hairy, Too!
Some girls also have dark hair around the nipple, in the area called the areola. This hair can be trimmed with scissors, done away with through electrolysis or left alone. Tweezing is not a good solution because it can lead to ingrown hairs or infections.
If you do feel that there’s something unusual about your nipples, you can always talk to your doctor just in case.