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A 36-year-old member asked:

What to do about nipple piercings and breast feeding.?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Remove Jewelry: Just take the jewelry out before feedings; there shouldn't be any problems nursing with pierced nipples.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
It shouldn't: interfere with nursing as long as the jewelry is removed before putting baby to breast. Nipple rings or studs could definitely interfere with proper latch and are also a choking hazard.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Possibly: If the piercing hits into the ducts, milk flow could be affected. Production should not be a problem, but you may be more prone to mastitis and/or have some minor problems with let down of the milk. That being said, I have known many women to breast feed without any problems who had history of nipple piercing, so I wouldn't rule it out just based on that.
Last updated Mar 23, 2018


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