A 43-year-old member asked:
does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Tanya Russo answered
25 years experience Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Mar 19, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding.
Answered on Nov 1, 2015
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