January 1988

Imaging Evaluation of the Human Nipple During Breast-feeding

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Radiology (Dr Smith) and Pediatrics (Drs Smith and Erenberg), University of Iowa Hospitals, and the Departments of Pediatric Dentistry and Pediatrics (Dr Nowak), University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Am J Dis Child. 1988;142(1):76-78. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1988.02150010086031

• A new real-time ultrasound technique was employed to document in vivo the anatomic characteristics of the human nipple during breast-feeding. The study quantifies human nipple deformation and provides a description of the mechanics of normal sucking derived from 16 normal infants aged 60 to 120 days. This in vivo imaging technique has great potential value in the study of feeding dysfunction.

(AJDC 1988;142:76-78)