I noticed that my 17 month old daughter developed a small breast bud under her right nipple 3 weeks ago. I took her to the doctor and they said that since there were no other symptoms and it moves freely around we should not be concerned but to keep an eye on it. Yesterday I noticed that my daughter's other nipple (the one that is flat) has a small dark hair growing up through the inverted part of the nipple. It is very slight and can only be seen in bright light so I am not sure exactly when it grew. It is black but not coarse to the touch. I took her to the doc again and they said that the breast bud is normal and they have never seen a hair like that before but they think she is ok and to call if anything changes. Otherwise she is in good health. She has been on soy milk for a little over four months prior to that she was on soy formula. I just took her off it last week as I read it could effect estrogen levels in kids. I don't know if soy could do this or not. The pediatrician was very non committal on the topic of soy. They said that I could talk to an endocrinologist but that most likely I would be told to wait and see what happens. I am concerned about a greater health issue, the hair on the nipple is what my main concern is.
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 34
We have gone to the doctor twice
Thanks for the question. I would like to say that this is very unusual thing but I can assure that this is not any thing serious. Sometimes hair on nipple can be seen along with other symptoms she is having but not common and this can be due to hormonal imbalance, thyroid dysfunction, ovarian disorder, skin disease. It is important to have evaluation by endocrinologist and to make sure there is not any hormonal issue with the help of examination and tests. There might need to see dermatologist later on. Make sure to see endocrinologist for it. Let me know if you have any further question. Best wishes.
Master of Internal medicine & Gastroenterology, MBBS