Mum reveals her nipple fell off during breastfeeding causing her baby to choke
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A TikTok mum explained the horrifying moment that her nipple fell off while breastfeeding her baby.
Brooke described the wild story to her masses of followers but said that she doesn't want it to put people off breastfeeding.
Brooke (@brookesobasic) explained to her followers that while she'd heard 'horror stories' about the 'pain' of breastfeeding, nothing could have prepared her for what happened.
So, as the TikToker explained, she was 15, had just given birth, and like many new mums, was trying to get her baby to latch.
And initially things: "Felt really positive, the baby's gaining weight till I notice the latch was not so good."
But, as Brooke explains, they soon took a turn for the worse: "My nipple started to turn black at the base and white at the tip. That's a signal for bad blood flow. There's no blood flow getting through the nipples. That's a dead nipple and dead tissue."
Yep, dead nipple, which sounds like a made-up s**** indie band name but is, in fact, very real.
Look, we're going to pre-warn you again that this story is pretty unsettling, and if we could cross our arms while writing this we would.
So, as Brooke continues: "I latched my baby boy on, he's nursing and he stops. I'm looking down. He's kind of choking. My nipple broke off, and he had it in his mouth."
Yep, and of course, the TikToker started to 'panic' and 'freak out,' we probably would've passed out too.
Thankfully, Brooke wasn't alone and some quick thinking saved her nipple: "Luckily, I was with my mom and my sister. "And they're like, Hurry, let's get the nipple and put it back on. I rinse the nipple off and water and I put it back on.
"I called the advice nurse. They told me if the nipple is still alive and has enough blood flow in it, that it can actually reattach itself and to keep that band aid on. That's what I did."
And while Brooke said: "My nipple's not perfect today, but it's still here."
She, obviously, stopped breastfeeding after the incident, but in a follow-up video said that she doesn't want her, very rare experience, to deter any new mums from trying it out.